The Georgian National Communications Commission has authorised the launch of the Starlink satellite internet service in the country, approving an application for provision of high-speed broadband internet via the project of billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX corporation.
The Commission said Starlink Holdings Netherlands had established subsidiary Starlink Georgia on June 29 and applied to the Commission for the permission, with the regulator granting it on Thursday.
In Georgia, Starlink intends to provide the internet to mountainous regions and settlements where reliable internet connection has proven a challenge. The Commission said Starlink internet reception would not require a large infrastructure, relying only on a power source and a receiver device.
Starlink had advertised provision of high-speed, low-latency broadband internet at locations around the world where the internet is expensive, unreliable, or entirely unavailable. For the goal, SpaceX has launched over 2,700 Starlink satellites into low Earth orbit, and plans to eventually release around 40,000 satellites into the space for the goal.