SpaceX Starlink Internet Coming to Haiti
Starlink, SpaceX’s low-Earth orbit satellite internet service, is offering increased internet access in many rural regions where residents do not currently have stable connectivity, and the company has just become operational in one new island country.
SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet is now available in Haiti, as the company has officially been registered as “Starlink Haiti S.A.” and has received a homologation permit for Ku-Band operation, according to a press release.
The release, as written by Resscop & Delaporte Inc. (The Company), emphasizes the connectivity Starlink offers to offer increased remote work, education and economic development for residents of Haiti — and especially for those in rural areas who do not currently have access to reliable internet.
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The addition of Starlink to Haiti is also expected to help support health services and emergency situations, in which internet connectivity is critical for both residents and emergency personnel.
Haiti’s oceanic neighbors Jamaica gained Starlink internet last month, and the SpaceX satellite service also went live on the super remote Easter Island and Pitcairn Island just a week ago.
Additionally, Starlink increased connectivity in Northern regions of Alaska, Canada, Finland, Sweden and Norway in recent weeks, even helping to improve U.S. military communications in the Arctic.