Government Brazil He analyzes a deal with an American billionaire Elon Musk To bring the Internet to remote areas of Amazon Thanks to the satellite system starlinkOfficial sources said Tuesday.
The initiative was analyzed in Austin (Texas, USA) by the Minister of Communications at BrazilFabio Faria and musk, founder of SpaceX, Tesla and the system starlink, a constellation of thousands of low orbit satellites that provide broadband internet.
“Our goal is to bring the Internet to rural areas and remote locations,” Faria said in a statement from the Ministry of Communications, referring to the meeting with Qutb that took place on Monday.
“We are keen to be able to provide connectivity to those least connected,” Musk said in a statement.
Conversations and plans
According to a senior Brazilian official, the same system will allow the use of technology to monitor illegal logging in Amazon and fires.
the system starlink It allows access to the network through small antennas that are easy to install anywhere that regular Internet providers cannot reach. In the United States, the equipment costs about $500 and the monthly fee is $99.
The steps were known days after the government Brazil Four 5G telephony radio frequency bands will be offered for tender on November 4 and 5, with investment commitments of approximately $8,500 million.
With information from EFE
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