Mexico: Musk’s Starlink Secures $90 Million Contract to Offer “Free” Internet

Source: US News & World Report

“Starlink, the satellite internet service of billionaire Elon Musk, has secured a 1.56 billion peso ($89.80 million) contract to offer free [sic] internet in Mexico until the end of 2026, a Mexican government official said on Wednesday. Musk’s company won the contract as it offered the best prices in the public tender offer, Carlos Emiliano Calderon, coordinator of Mexico’s digital strategy, said at a regular government morning press conference. Mexico has signed contracts for free [sic]internet with nine companies, including Starlink, Calderon added.” [editor’s note: $90 million is a loooooong way from “free” – TLK] (11/15/23)