Elon Musk took to Twitter and confirmed that over 100 Starlink units are active in the country.
In response to Twitter user @WallStreetSilv, he noted:
Approaching 100 Starlinks active in Iran
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 26, 2022
This is not a big surprise, as, in September, Musk sought exemptions to sanctions on Iran to provide internet capability to the country.
Over the last few months, Iran has been disrupting internet access to the populace.
The latest crackdown was due to national protests that broke out over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini by state officials.
The internet blackouts have rotated, and most recently, the city of Sanandaj had an internet disruption on December 20.
In addition to internet blackouts, the nation’s internet providers have also put tight restrictions on social media and other associated content.
Now, we have to note that 100 Starlink terminals are not going to be able to provide service to a country of 85 million people.
However, it shows that Starlink is a suitable workaround for individuals looking to get around government blocks or disruptions relatively quickly.
We see this on a mass scale in Ukraine, and it is certainly something to watch out for as the internet continues to be one of the most important things for a populace to drive meaningful change.