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The eccentric Tesla CEO Elon Musk continues to turn heads with his SpaceX projects. After completing a successful launch with NASA just weeks ago, SpaceX marches on to make its Starlink project a reality. In a new effort to provide internet to rural regions in Canada, the company recently applied for a telecom license.
As the Globe and Mail reports, “Space Exploration Technologies Corp.‘s application for a Basic International Telecommunications Services (BITS) licence, which was posted on the telecom regulator’s website on May 20, has already garnered hundreds of responses, many of them from rural Canadians cheering on the initiative.”
The project aims to utilize a network of satellites already put into place by the company. It’s still unclear whether the company’s license will be approved. The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) will decide the outcome sometime today, on June 19th, 2020.
With several satellites successfully launched in low-Earth-orbit, SpaceX aims to make global internet a reality. Starting with projects such as those proposed in their new Canadian license, the company strides toward this vision. In Canada and elsewhere, rural internet users express their enthusiasm surrounding the project. In fact, many of SpaceX’s latest ventures have received positive attention from the public.
For those in Canada, you can click here to add a comment of support for SpaceX on the CRTC’s website. The last day to do so is today, Friday, June 19, 2020.