Sri Lanka Fast-Tracks Starlink Internet: Green Light for Rural Connectivity

Sri Lanka has granted preliminary approval for Elon Musk's Starlink to provide internet services. The decision followed a meeting between Musk and President Ranil Wickremesinghe at the 10th World Water Forum in Indonesia. Their discussion focused on enhancing rural internet connectivity and collaborating on renewable energy.


Reuters | Updated: 06-06-2024 12:51 IST | Created: 06-06-2024 12:51 IST
Sri Lanka Fast-Tracks Starlink Internet: Green Light for Rural Connectivity
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Sri Lanka has given Elon Musk's Starlink, the satellite unit of SpaceX, preliminary approval to provide internet services there, the president's office said on Thursday.

Sri Lanka fast-tracked the approval process after Musk met with President Ranil Wickremesinghe last month in Indonesia on the sidelines of the 10th World Water Forum. Sri Lanka's telecommunications regulator gave preliminary approval after a public consultation, the president's office said in a short statement.

Musk and Wickremesinghe had discussed ways to expand internet connectivity in rural Sri Lanka and potential collaboration on renewable energy, the president's office said.

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