NICOSIA – Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink satellite system is poised to bridge the connectivity gap in Cyprus by offering extensive internet coverage. The island, one of the few remaining European Union locations without Starlink service, will soon experience enhanced internet accessibility.
Please note that the initial rollout of Starlink services will be exclusive to the Greek-Cypriot side, an EU member. Regrettably, the northern third, which has been unlawfully occupied by Turkey since the 1974 invasions, will not be included in this development.
Starlink’s cutting-edge satellite technology ensures high-speed broadband internet, enabling seamless streaming, online gaming, video calls, and more. With expertise in spacecraft operations, Starlink guarantees reliable connectivity across the globe.
Initial reactions on social media have been diverse, with some expressing enthusiasm for the progress that will extend internet access to rural communities. However, there are skeptics who prefer the existing fiber optics-based internet infrastructure.
To join Starlink, customers can now order the starter kit, available at an upfront cost of $599, along with a monthly service charge of $110, as reported by The Verge, a leading technology news website.
Starlink aims to commence service in Cyprus between July and September, pending regulatory approval. Orders for coverage areas will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Source: Cyprus Mail