There’s a common complaint about the internet in Lebanon. Simply, it’s spotty and laggy. Despite efforts to improve the quality, Lebanon is still behind most of the world in terms of internet speed and connection.
However, there are still millions if not billions of people in the world who don’t even have access to the internet. Hard to believe, right?
But that’s the basis of SpaceX’s Starlink, a project that aims to provide high-speed internet access around the globe, even to the most isolated parts of the planet.
You may know the showrunner Elon Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Inc, aka the man who put a car in space, playing David Bowie’s Space Oddity on repeat.
Well, he has also begun launching some Starlink satellites into the vast abyss and it may finally provide the earth with wifi from space.
Lebanese computer science researcher Nadim Kobeissi took to Twitter to make a serious request to SpaceX owner Elon Musk. “Could you please position one of your satellites over Lebanon?” Nadim asked.
To his surprise, the multi-billionaire genius entrepreneur actually replied. Musk assured Nadim, “Starlink will provide global coverage.”
Our Wi-Fi woes may finally be solved. Well, that is if our government allows it. Apparently, Lebanon will have to give permission to access Starlink. Hmm.