SpaceX's Starlink will provide free satellite internet to families in Texas school district

Tech 26-10-2020 Mashable 41
SpaceX's Starlink will provide free satellite internet to families in Texas school district

To help close the digital divide, SpaceX will offer satellite internet to the education sector. 

The company’s Starlink satellite internet service is partnering with a school district in Texas to supply free broadband to dozens of families living in the surrounding rural area, starting in early 2021. It's the first time SpaceX has worked with a school district to harness Starlink, according to the Ector County Independent School District, which announced the partnership on Tuesday. 

The school district plans on first supplying the high-speed internet to 45 families who live in rural Pleasant Farms, before expanding it to 90 families. According to local media outlet Odessa America, the project will cost $300,000, with half of the funds coming from education advocacy group Chiefs for Change. Read more...

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