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Elon Musk’s Starlink internet now available in 32 countries

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Starlink, a SpaceX satellite internet service, announced on Friday that it is now available in 32 countries, up from 25 reported earlier this year.

Elon Musk’s Starlink provides high-speed, low-latency broadband internet around the world. It has over 250,000 users worldwide.

On Twitter, the company shared an availability map that shows where its services are “available” in Europe, North America, as well as parts of South America, Australia, and New Zealand. It also stated that it will “immediately” begin shipping its service to these areas.

“Starlink is now available in 32 countries around the world. People ordering from areas marked ‘available’ will have their Starlink shipped immediately,” the company said in a tweet.

Musk claimed in June of last year that Starlink would span the globe, including India, within months. However, its plans to establish a presence in the country were thwarted.

Starlink registered its business in India through a local unit, Starlink Satellite Communications, with an April launch date in mind. However, the Ministry of Communications’ Department of Telecommunications warned Starlink in December to obtain the necessary permissions to offer satellite-based Internet services in India.

Without a license, the government ordered Starlink to stop “booking/rendering the satellite internet service” in India.

Starlink later announced that it would apply for a commercial license in India by January 31, but has yet to do so.

According to Cloudflare and self-reported Reddit statistics, nearly 80% of Starlink users are in North America, with another 18% in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. According to Rest of the World, only 2% of its users are from outside the Western world.

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