Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023
Starlink Wins Government Contract to Provide Internet in Rural Areas of Mexico

Starlink, Elon Musk’s company, has won two bids with the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) in Mexico to collaborate and provide free high-speed internet in rural areas. The contracts include a service for connectivity in low Earth orbit and satellite connectivity to provide internet in prioritized rural locations.

These agreements are part of CFE’s Internet for All program, which aims to ensure access to telecommunications and internet services in Mexico. Through these contracts, Starlink will enable residents in rural areas of Mexico to have access to high-speed connectivity until December 2026, when the three-year agreements conclude.

For those interested in obtaining Starlink’s services with a cost, it is possible to do so directly through their website. The service entails a monthly fee ranging from 1,100 to 3,225 pesos. Additionally, there is a one-time equipment cost of 8,300 pesos and a shipping and handling fee of 470 pesos.

To sign up for Starlink in Mexico, visit their official website and check the availability in your state. If available, you can choose between the standard or priority service options. Then, provide your personal information, shipping address, and make the corresponding payment.

Starlink’s contract with CFE is a significant step towards bridging the digital divide in rural areas of Mexico. By providing high-speed internet access, more individuals and communities will have the opportunity to connect to the digital world, access educational resources, and improve their livelihoods.

This initiative aligns with other global efforts to expand internet connectivity, recognizing it as an essential utility for social and economic development. With the partnership between Starlink and CFE, the goal of Internet for All in Mexico is closer to becoming a reality.