Elon Musk says Starlink will seek exemptions to sanctions on Iran
Starlink, which Musk said is now active on all seven continents, works by connecting thousands of satellites in low-earth orbit with user terminals on the ground.
Internet monitor NetBlocks reported that there was a telecommunications blackout in parts of the Kurdistan province in Iran on Monday amid widespread protests over the death of a Kurdish-Iranian woman in police custody last week.
Iran’s morality police arrested Mahsa Amini, 22, on Sept. 14 and allegedly accused her of failing to properly wear her hijab. She fell into a coma while being detained and died three days later.
ELON MUSK SAYS SPACEX, APPLE HAVE HAD ‘SOME PROMISING CONVERSATIONS’ ABOUT STARLINK CONNECTIVITY
Aside from internet disruptions, there are also tight restrictions on social media and other content in Iran.