• Musk's SpaceX Restoring Tonga's Internet

    From August Abolins@2:221/1.58 to All on Mon Feb 7 10:38:00 2022
    Musk's SpaceX Restoring Tonga's Internet

    The billionaire's satellite venture is working to fix the
    connectivity of the Pacific Island, after a tsunami destroyed
    large swathes of the nation.

    Tonga's underwater cable was severed by the huge volcanic
    eruption in January. The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai covered much
    of the island in ash, leaving thousands without the ability to
    contact family and complicated rescue efforts.

    "A SpaceX team is now in Fiji establishing a Starlink gateway
    station to reconnect Tonga to the world," Fiji's Attorney-
    General said on Twitter.

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