Residents of communities devastated by a deadly tornado in Kentucky last week are able to access the internet thanks to a generous gift from SpaceX.
In partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service, SpaceX has already provided 20 Starlink kits to hard hit communities.
Another 30 to 40 kits have been requested by the State of Kentucky, and are expected to arrive soon.
The kits will remain in Kentucky for two months, but the situation will be reassessed if there is a need for them to remain in the area for longer.
This isn’t the first time SpaceX has stepped up to provide internet access to areas affected by natural disasters. The company provided free internet access to communities in Germany that were heavily damaged by flooding earlier this year.
Source: Paducah Sun