Elon Musk responds to former Minister Bolsonaro's request to donate free internet to Republika Srpska

Elon Musk responds to former Minister Bolsonaro's request to donate free internet to Republika Srpska

Entrepreneur Elon Musk responded to the request Fabio Fariaformer Minister of Communications in the government of Jair Bolsonaro (PL), by providing a thousand Starlink stations to Rio Grande do Sul the world The information was revealed this Thursday 9.

Elon Musk also promised that he would provide free internet service until the region recovers from the floods.

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Fabio Faria, contacted by Anatel Director and representatives of the Rio Grande do Sul government, acted immediately to facilitate support for Elon Musk.

Starlink is known for its ability to provide high-quality connectivity even in remote areas, a factor that will be essential to restoring communications in the most affected areas of the country.

Elon Musk announces his donations to Rio Grande do Sul

On Wednesday 9The businessman announced on his personal Twitter/X page the donation of 1,000 satellite internet terminals to assist rescuers in search and rescue operations in the region. Rio Grande do Sul.

Heavy rains caused significant damage to communications services, hampering the work of rescue teams. In Pinto Gonçalves, in Serra Gaucha, about 120 kilometers from Porto Alegre, the city council faced periods of complete lack of communication.

Starlink satellite internet has been available in Brazil since February 2022 and provides connectivity in places where traditional networks are not accessible. The residential service costs R$184 per month, plus the initial cost of R$2,000 to purchase the equipment.

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