SpaceX will request an exception from the sanctions against Iran from the US government to offer internet connections there via its Starlink satellites. The company founder, billionaire Elon Musk, said so this week.
Someone asked Musk on Twitter if it was possible also to offer the internet service, which is already available in several places around the world, in Iran. “Starlink will ask for an exemption from Iranian sanctions in this regard,” said Musk, who had previously announced that Starlink is already present on all continents, including Antarctica.
Starlink can provide good internet connections even in the most remote areas, thanks to the hundreds of small satellites that Musk’s company has sent into space in recent years. Subscription rates vary from country to country.
The previous US president, Donald Trump, withdrew from an international nuclear deal with Iran and re-imposed sanctions on the country.