Elon Musk Offers Iranians Uncensored Internet Access

Elon Musk

At a glance

  • Elon Musk’s Starlink has activated its satellite broadband service in Iran after the US allowed private companies to offer uncensored internet access to the country amid protests that have caused more than 40 deaths.
  • Starlink is the first in a new generation of satellite networks operating in low-Earth orbit designed to provide high-bandwidth internet connections directly from space to individual users.
  • Last week, Musk told the Financial Times that he stood ready to turn on the Starlink service in Iran and Cuba if U.S. sanctions against doing business in those countries were relaxed.

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