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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink in talks with UK’s Project Gigabit

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A Starlink user terminal being set up.

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX is in talks with the United Kingdom for the company’s Starlink satellite unit to potentially to earn funding as a part of the government’s new $6.9 billion internet infrastructure program, CNBC confirmed.

U.K. Minister for Digital Infrastructure Matt Warman recently met with Starlink leadership, a person familiar with the talks told CNBC, as a part of ongoing discussions with a number of technology communications companies for the ‘Project Gigabit’ plan rolled out on Friday.

Sky News first reported the talks, noting that U.K. Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden believes Starlink is one of the best options for delivering internet…



Source cnbc.com

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