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Musk’s Starlink in Talks to Bring Fast Internet to Philippines

Elon Musk speaks about the Starlink project at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona, on June 29.
Elon Musk speaks about the Starlink project at Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona, on June 29.Photographer: Joan Cros/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Elon Musk’s Starlink is in talks with two Philippine telcos to launch its ultrafast satellite internet in a country with slow speeds and poor connectivity. 

Transpacific Broadband Group International Inc. said it’s looking to partner with Starlink for its satellite broadband venture, planning to roll out the technology by 2022. It signed an agreement with operator ABS Global Ltd. for a low-earth orbit satellite station in Pampanga province, north of the capital, according to a statement Thursday.