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Europe Wants Its Own Alternative to Musk’s Starlink Network

  • EU could tap regional recovery fund for space broadband system
  • Constellation would help Europe compete with rival powers
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European nations want to build a 6 billion-euro ($7.3 billion) alternative to Elon Musk’s Starlink network so the region isn’t left behind in the race to develop satellite broadband.

European Union officials signed off on a study for a low-earth orbit constellation similar to Starlink that would offer secure government communications and bring internet service to isolated communities, French newspaper Les Echos reported, citing unnamed people in the bloc’s Commission.