SpaceX Launches Starlink Internet in Moldova
Starlink low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite internet has been spreading rapidly around the world, and SpaceX has just announced another new country to gain access to the service.
The announcement comes after SpaceX cut the price of Starlink in France by 50% as part of a pilot project, while also introducing a 250GB data soft cap.
Moldova is in between Romania and Ukraine, two countries that also have some level of access to the service.
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After Russia invaded Ukraine, SpaceX made Starlink internet available to the country following a request from Ukrainian official Mykhailo Federov.
SpaceX’s aid in providing Starlink service and hardware to Ukraine has reportedly caught the attention of military officials in China, causing concerns that the service could be used to support Taiwan or to conduct surveillance on China’s affairs.