The National Communications Commission of the Republic of Georgia has authorized the launch of Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink internet service in the Eastern European country.
Starlink Holdings Netherlands established a subsidiary Starlink Georgia on June 29 and subsequently applied for permission to provide internet in the country from National Communications Commission. The regulator approved Starlink’s application on July 14, 2022.
Starlink plans to provide internet service to people living in the mountainous regions of Georgia and other areas where reliable internet service has been difficult to provide. The Commission noted that Starlink’s service would not need to be supported by major infrastructure changes since it relies only on a power source and a receiver.
SpaceX representatives traveled to Georgia in late June to discuss the launch of Starlink’s internet service with the National Communications Commission. Both parties agreed to cooperate with each other in the future.
Starlink News Recap
Starlink has expanded its reach over the past year.
In May, Starlink was approved in the Philippines provide Internet service in “underserved” areas.
Last week, Philippine Information and Communications Secretary Ivan Uy noted that Starlink would only provide connectivity to the northern part of the country until SpaceX launches more satellites.
Starlink can now also provide internet connection to other moving vehicles, including boats and planes. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved Starlink service for all vehicles in motion on land, at sea, or in the air.
Following FCC approval, SpaceX announced Starlink Maritimewhich would provide ships with up to 350 Mbps download at sea. SpaceX is also discussing Starlink Service with Delta Airlines. Meanwhile, private flights Hawaiin Airlines and JSX have already announced that Starlink will soon be available for their customers.