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14 Mar 2002
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Yesterday, Elon Musk's SpaceX announced that Japan would be the first Asian nation to receive Internet access from the Starlink satellite system. Starlink will tap into demand from mountainous areas and remote islands suffering from spotty or hard-to-access internet service.

SpaceX made the announcement on its official Twitter page. According to its official website, the monthly service fee is 12,300 yen ($84) on top of hardware costs of 73,000 yen. Starlink provides high-speed, low-latency internet service using satellite communications. In Ukraine, which was invaded by Russia, Starlink has played a role in securing internet access. In addition to Europe and the U.S., Starlink plans to expand the service to Asia and other regions.

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