Starlink, the company owned by entrepreneur Elon Musk, has reached an agreement with the Mexican Government and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to collaborate on a project to bring free high-speed internet to all of Mexico. The main focus of this initiative is to connect underserved and remote areas of the country that currently have no access to reliable internet.
The plan involves implementing satellite internet, eliminating the need for fiber optic installation or other types of cables. Instead, a receiver will communicate with a network of satellites orbiting the Earth to provide connectivity. This partnership aims to bridge the digital divide and improve access to the internet for rural communities in Mexico.
Starlink’s services in Mexico will be available until December 31, 2023, during which the company will receive up to 887.5 million pesos from the government. This payment will enable Starlink to provide connectivity through low-orbit satellite backhaul for free access points, reducing latency and improving the overall user experience.
To subscribe to Starlink, individuals can visit the official website of the company and directly sign up for the service. It is important to note that this service is independent of the CFE. The standard monthly cost is 1,100 pesos, while the priority option is priced at 3,225 pesos per month. Additionally, there is an equipment cost of 8,300 pesos and a shipping and handling fee of 470 pesos.
To sign up for Starlink, visit the website (https://www.starlink.com/) and scroll down to find the “Check Availability” button. Enter your state to see if the service is available in your area. Once the results are displayed, you can see the monthly prices, equipment cost, and shipping fees. Choose your desired service, provide personal information, shipping address, and complete the payment process.
This collaboration between Starlink and the Mexican Government is a significant step towards bridging the digital divide and providing equal opportunities for connectivity across Mexico.