(Reuters) – SpaceX CEO Elon Musk mentioned on Monday that the corporate will ask for an exemption from sanctions in opposition to Iran to supply the agency’s Starlink satellite tv for pc broadband service within the nation.
Musk made the assertion on Twitter (NYSE:) at a time of widespread protests in Iran over the dying of a girl in police custody. Some folks on Twitter requested Musk to supply the satellite-based web stations.
Entry to social media and a few content material is tightly restricted in Iran and web monitoring group NetBlocks reported “near-total” disruption to web connectivity within the capital of the Kurdish area on Monday, linking it to the protests. (https://
Iran’s Ministry of Communications and Data Expertise couldn’t be instantly reached for remark. The international ministry, Iran’s mission to the United Nations and america Bureau of Trade and Safety didn’t instantly reply to Reuters requests for remark.
Musk didn’t specify from which nation Starlink would search exemptions, however Iran faces broad based mostly sanctions.
SpaceX is aiming to quickly broaden Starlink, and it’s racing rival satellite tv for pc communications firms together with OneWeb and Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:)’s but to launch Undertaking Kuiper.