The White House is in talks with Musk about establishing Starlink in Iran, reports says
- CNN reported that the White House has talked to Elon Musk about putting Starlink internet terminals in Iran to help protesters, despite national security concerns over his recent threat to cut off Starlink service to Ukraine and his $44 billion deal to buy Twitter.
- The White House may use SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service to counter Iran’s internet crackdowns in response to nationwide protests over the September 16 death of a 22-year-old woman.
- The White House and Musk may have a secret plan to sneak Starlink terminals into Iran, but it’s unclear.
- CNN reported that the federal government may have offered SpaceX money to set up and operate the terminals.