Starlink internet greece

Elon Musk’s Starlink Internet is coming to Greece

A Starlink satellite in space. Credit: SpaceX/Wikimedia Commons CC0

Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites officially brought high-speed internet services to Greece on Thursday.

Although the company’s plan to provide internet via satellite was approved by Greece in the fall of last year, Starlink internet was made available on Thursday.

The Starlink project involves a fleet of flat-screen broadband satellites hovering over the Earth, which then transmit Internet coverage to users who can access the service through a compact user terminal.

Nearly 2,000 SpaceX satellites have already launched as part of Musks’ Starlink network, and the company hopes to send about 10,000 more in the future.

Greek customers who had purchased the Starlink disk, cables and router needed to connect to the service have started receiving their equipment.

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Official maps showing the areas covered by the company indicated that Internet provided by Starlink is available throughout Greece.

Starlink internet available in Greece

This is a major development in Greece, a country known for low internet speeds and areas with limited web access.

Starlink’s entry into the local Internet market is expected to dramatically change the existing landscape. Outdated infrastructure and low internet speeds continue to plague large areas of Greece, even in the capital.

In fact, according to a 2022 study by the Speedtest Global Index, Greece ranks 31st out of a total of 138 ranked countries in terms of mobile data speed.

Greece is even worse in terms of internet speed, as it ranks 91st out of a total of 178 countries listed.

To purchase the service, Greeks will have to pay a one-time fee of 499 euros for equipment and around 60 euros for shipping, as well as a flat rate of 99 euros per month for internet access.

SpaceX launched its extensive internet constellation to help provide internet coverage to the world, especially those living in remote and rural areas.

Musk even used Starlink satellites to provide internet to Ukrainians after attempts by Russian forces to block internet access in the country.

In February, Musk announced in a tweet that internet service would be active in Ukraine about 10 hours after Ukrainian Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov urged Musk to provide Starlink services to Ukraine. It was a few days after the invasion of Ukraine by neighboring Russia.

“While you try to colonize Mars, Russia [is] try[ing] occupy Ukraine! While your rockets successfully land from space, Russian rockets attack Ukrainian [civilians]! We ask you to provide Ukraine with Starlink stations,” Fedorov tweeted at Musk.

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