Jun 16, 2021

Elon Musk's Starlink is Ready to Offer Satellite Internet for Commercial Flights


June 16, 2021 2 min read This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

With each new initiative, Elon Musk proves that his limits are beyond the skies. Now he seeks to solve a big problem for travelers: using WiFi on the plane. Musk's company Starlink announced that it is ready to offer satellite internet on commercial flights, and they are negotiating with several airlines to provide the service in the near future.

With more than 1,500 satellites in orbit, Starlink currently offers internet in hard-to-reach and rural areas in several countries.

Related: Elon Musk's SpaceX signs an alliance with Google Cloud to offer satellite internet with Starlink

In a panel at the Connected Aviation Intelligence summit, Jonathan Hofeller, vice president of Starlink, revealed that Starlink was in talks with commercial airlines to provide them with internet service.


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