Internet services provided by Space X’s Starlink satellites orbiting the Earth have reached the rural parts of Washington. The company’s Internet-from-space initiative has helped first responders connect and coordinate their firefighting efforts in the affected regions.
In early August, the Washington Emergency Management Division deployed Starlink user terminals which are small devices that connect to the satellites orbiting in low Earth orbit. Two regions in the state received the services. Elon Musk, the founder of the company, said in a tweet that SpaceX is prioritizing catering to emergency responders and locations with no Internet connectivity.
Glad SpaceX could help! We are prioritizing emergency responders & locations with no Internet connectivity at all.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 28, 2020
With Starlink, Space X aims to set up a constellation of 12,000 satellites, providing Internet to the remotest regions of the world. The company has put more than 700 satellites in