Ukraine Lifted Restrictions On the Use of Starlink

The National Commission for State Regulation in the Fields of Electronic Communications, Radio Frequency Spectrum and the Provision of Postal Services (NCEC) allowed all residents of Ukraine to use terminals for accessing Starlink satellite Internet.

According to the Minister of Digital Transformation Mikhail Fedorov, the decision was considered and approved by the Commission at the initiative of the State Special Communications Service. Now the restrictions on the mass use of Starlink technology, which were in effect for the first time after the introduction of martial law in the country, have been lifted, and everyone can buy a terminal for satellite Internet.

The regulator has also amended the Radio Frequency Resource Usage Plan to regulate the conditions for the operation of satellite Internet from SpaceX.

Earlier, the State Service for Special Communications of Ukraine stated that it would provide citizens with access to the Starlink Internet after certification of the new technology.

Today, more than 10,000 Starlink stations are involved in the transfer of intelligence information between Ukraine and its Western allies, in ensuring control over critical infrastructure.

It is worth noting that Starlink is not free – a satellite Internet signal reception station costs a little over $500, and the monthly subscription fee is $100.

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