Newly-appointed Minister for Environment, Climate Change, and Technology Aminath Shauna says that the government of Maldives has no intention to block SpaceX’s high-speed internet service Starlink.
She said this after the government unveiled much-awaited reduced internet prices today.
The Minister said via Twitter that she welcomes innovative solutions to longstanding problems.
Minister Shauna went on to say that government has no intention to block SpaceX’s high-speed internet service Starlink, once it becomes available in the region.
Meanwhile, Economic Minister Fayyaz seems to share Minister Shauna's opinion on using the Starlink service and said that the reduced prices of the internet services would allow for such investments in the future.
Minister Fayyaz said via Twitter that the new announcements ensure new investment by providers and allow new tech like Starlink access.
Fayyaz also said that the announcement on internet pricing and speed takes into consideration immediate generous reduction of prices/ uninterrupted access to the internet at a reasonable speed for everyone.
Starlink is a satellite internet constellation being constructed by SpaceX which provides satellite Internet access.
The constellation will consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO), which communicate with designated ground transceivers.