Remote Quebec Homes Get High Speed ​​Internet Access with Elon Musk Starlink

Tesla CEO Elon Musk will attend the opening of the Tesla factory Berlin Brandenburg on March 22, 2022 in Grünheide, Germany. (Pool via AP / Patrick Pleul)

Quebec says it will use the services of Tesla’s founder and CEO Elon Musk to connect thousands of remote homes in the state to high-speed Internet by the end of September.

The state government today announced that it will invest $ 50 million to connect approximately 10,000 remote homes to the Starlink satellite Internet operated by another Musk company, SpaceX.

Houses are in places where it is difficult to connect to fiber optic cables due to the distance.

Prime Minister François Legoe states that high-speed internet is essential due to the increase in remote work and the need for development in areas other than metropolitan areas.

The government says it hopes to reach its goal of providing high-speed access to all Quebecs by September.

Quebec estimates that it will spend a total of about $ 1.3 billion to connect the state to high-speed Internet.

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