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Ukraine, Starlink internet service reaches 150,000 users

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(ANSA) – MILAN – Since the first connection was switched on at the beginning of March, the Internet service of the Starlink company, founded by Elon Musk, has reached 150,000 Ukrainians. The Ukrainian minister for digital, Fedorov, announced via Twitter that Musk’s was “a fundamental support for the infrastructures of Ukraine and for the reconstruction of the destroyed territories. Ukraine will remain connected, whatever happen “.

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According to Nbc News, Starlink connects citizens in the country through 10,000 antennas, which come to Ukraine partly from the company’s plants in Europe and partly from suppliers in the United States. At the end of March, the official number released by the Kiev government was 5,000 antennas. Most of the kits donated by Musk include a receiving dish that must be mounted on outdoor spaces from which a cable starts to connect to a special router of the company, which converts satellite signals into network traffic. Starlink’s satellites travel in low earth orbit unlike competitors who are at higher altitudes, and this leads to faster and more reliable service. In February, NASA warned that more Starlink satellites could interfere with various asteroid monitoring initiatives. Dmytro Zinchuk, head of the Freenet service, which provides access to the network in various areas of the country, also focused on the contribution offered to Ukraine by Starlink.

“It is not the ideal internet but when there is no connection, Starlink is simply a lifesaver for people who have been disconnected for many weeks,” he told Nbc News. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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