Elon Musk is considering providing internet service to Iran via his Starlink satellite, but his company is facing opposition from Iran’s government. We have also heard about Mahsa Amini’s death and the recent crackdown on internet freedom in Iran. We also learned that Starlink has been denied a license to operate in Iran by the Iranian government.
Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service
Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX, has announced that the company will activate its Starlink satellite internet service, which should provide internet access to people living in Iran. The news comes after the US Treasury Department loosened sanctions on Iran and issued guidance that allows American companies to offer internet services in Iran. This could help people living in the country bypass the government’s surveillance and censorship efforts.
Iranian journalist Mahsa Amini’s death
Iranian authorities have recently shut down the internet in an effort to quell protesters. As a result, the international community was unable to monitor the deaths of protesters in real time. At the same time, protesters were taking to the streets to call attention to the government’s harsh policies on women. Several reports have cited 180 to 450 deaths during the four days of unrest.
Iranian government’s crackdown on internet freedom
While Iran’s government has cracked down on internet freedom, the U.S. government has authorized some tech companies to sell software that will allow Iranians to circumvent Internet restrictions. Elon Musk’s SpaceX has a Starlink service, which will allow Iranians to access the internet. During the recent crackdown against protests and demonstrations, the Iranian government blocked most of the internet for its 80 million citizens. One protestor, Mahsa Amini, 22, died in the custody of morality police.
SpaceX’s Starlink satellite’s licence to operate in Iran
Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, has announced that his company will bring Starlink satellite internet service to Iran. The service is meant to combat the Internet restrictions and protests in the country, allowing Iranians to browse the web. It would also allow Iranians to connect to the global web.
SpaceX’s license to operate in Iran
A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is urging the Treasury Department to grant SpaceX’s Starlink Internet service a license to operate in Iran. The company’s CEO, Elon Musk, recently said that Iran is a key market for Starlink. The lawmakers say the Department should make the process as easy as possible. The letter was led by Representatives Claudia Tenney and Tom Malinowski and signed by a number of other lawmakers.
Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite’s licence to operate in Iran
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has announced that he is ready to activate his Starlink satellite internet service in Iran. This move follows the US Treasury Department’s guidance to allow tech companies to offer secure internet service to Iranians. The US government is also welcoming inquiries from SpaceX.