Elon Musk Answers Ukraine’s Call With New Tech

Elon Musk Answers Ukraine's Call With New Tech

(InformingNews.com) – Russia’s aggressive move didn’t just mean moving troops across the border of Ukraine. Putin also ordered a cyberattack on the country, taking down its Internet. Citizens and government officials became more vulnerable and isolated without this service. Authorities scrambled to find a solution, which came from an interesting source.

On February 26, Elon Musk answered the pleas of Ukraine’s Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov, who was begging for help linking to satellite communications. Musk activated his Starlink satellite internet service in the nation, tweeting, “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine.”

The Tesla CEO also announced he would send more terminals to beef up service in the areas with the greatest need. His Starlink satellite network aims to provide affordable Internet to remote locations. It focuses on providing help to areas with connection issues or where there has never been access before. Prior to helping Ukraine, Musk donated 50 satellites to Tonga after a tsunami wiped out the Internet there.

Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov directed his plea at the billionaire directly. He asked in a tweet on February 26 for him “to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations.” Mykhailo quickly tweeted his thanks to Musk for helping his country in this time of great need.

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