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Providing Internet is teaching people to fish: Elon Musk tweets about Starlink’s landing in the Philippines

Billionaire Elon Musk acknowledged the entry of his Starlink internet service in the Philippines.
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“Starlink approved by the Philippines,” wrote the world’s richest man who also announced Starlink’s entry into Nigeria and Mozambique.
“Great potential to lift people out of poverty. Providing Internet is teaching people to fish,” Musk said in another tweet.


Musk went on Twitter a day after the National Telecommunications Commission announced the signing of Starlink Internet Services Philippines’ registration as a value-added service (VAS) provider.

The VAS registration, which was approved 30 minutes after the application was submitted, allows the company to “directly access satellite systems, build, and operate broadband facilities to offer internet services.”

Starlink, a subsidiary of Musk’s rocket maker SpaceX, provides high-speed low-latency internet service through more than 1,500 low-Earth orbit satellites geared for rural and remote communities.

DFNN executive chairman Raymond Garcia, who assisted Starlink in obtaining NTC’s approval, said the Philippines was the first country in Asia to approve and launch Musk’s internet services.