SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk stated on Monday that his company will soon be hitting the number of 100 active Starlinks in Iran. Starlink is the firm’s satellite internet service. This is three months after he had tweeted about providing internet through his resources in Iran while the country was facing appalling law and order issues.
Earlier in September, he had said that he would activate Starlink in Iran as part of a U.S.-backed effort “to advance internet freedom and the free flow of information” to Iranians.
The Islamic Republic has been drowning in protests that sprung up after the death in September of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in police custody after being arrested by the morality police for wearing “unsuitable attire”.