Elon Musk continues to try to penetrate as many industries as possible, but his recent engagement with internet company Starlink shows just how far Musk can go.
Musk has announced that his Starlink internet service provider will soon be located in Iran after the US announced the lifting of sanctions in a country where strict censorship policies limit secure access to the internet.
“Activating Starlink…” Musk wrote twitter In response to a statement by Secretary of State Anthony Brinken.
The news comes after Mask publication On September 18th, it was announced that Starlink has officially launched operations on all continents, including Antarctica.
Following Musk’s announcement about Starlink’s Iran efforts, he said the internet provider will also be available on US school buses, according to new FCC filings.
“The overwhelming majority of participating students do not have access to high-speed broadband at home,” the document reads. “By connecting the school bus, students can optimize their commute time to not only use the internet for their education, but also to spend time with family and friends and engage in recreational activities.”
The service is intended for bus rides of 60 minutes or more each way on rural routes in countries where other internet services are “mainly inaccessible”.
The FCC has long pushed for Wi-Fi access on school buses. More than $35 million has been put into Wi-Fi from the FCC’s Emergency Connect Fund (launched as part of the COVID-19 Relief Plan). Bus hotspots and services from May onwards.
This year has been a year of great expansion for Starlink, which last month announced its expansion to Royal Caribbean cruise ships around the world.
The internet service provider also announced news of a partnership with T-Mobile. This “provides near-perfect coverage in much of the United States, even in many of the most remote areas that traditional cell signals could not reach.”
Starlink is Musk’s Space X subsidiary.