We’ve been dealing with slow internet connection ever since we were introduced to technology; always waiting for websites to load and not having a stable signal especially in rural places—which is so irritating, right? Now, we can say otherwise with Starlink in the Philippines.
Starlink, the satellite internet service of SpaceX, might rollout across the archipelago this year.
As promised by the company, in February 2021, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, Starlink’s internet will double to 300 Mbps.
“With every launch, we expand our network as well as our ability to serve communities in remote locations,” as stated by a SpaceX spokesperson during the launch.
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Starlink in the Philippines aims to bring internet connectivity not only to rural areas but also to vehicles such as ships and airlines. Internet speed in Asian countries has greatly improved in urban areas as the years go by. However, remote regions and islands suffer from slow internet speed, poor connectivity, and bad customer service.
With the super-typhoon that just recently hit the country, knocking out terrestrial internet infrastructure, resulted in badly-hit areas being cut off completely.
Starlink plans to bring internet connectivity not only to rural areas but also to vehicles such as ships and airlines.
Starlink did not mention a specific date yet; it is only being said that only a “target” of 2022 that Starlink will launch its project.