Satellite internet is slowly growing its presence in our modern world, and there are many benefits of this concept. Above all it provides internet connectivity to areas which otherwise wouldn’t have any cellular coverage and therefore making every corner on our planet just that little bit more habitable. Even in more densely populated areas satellite internet can prove to be invaluable, as it is the case with the recent wildfires in Malden, Washington.

SpaceX has made sure that their Starlink satellite internet system is available to be used by firefighters and emergency responders, as well as people who are affected by the fires, losing their homes. With satellite internet in place, all emergency services can work at 100% of efficiency in terms of information exchange and timely moves can be taken, such as bringing in more supplies, deploying helicopters for specific rescue cases and many other situations. Also, it is definitely more than comforting for people who are affected by the wildfires to be able to contact their loved ones and make sure they let them know what is going on.

Elon Musk has made it clear that Starlink prioritizes emergency services and areas with no internet connectivity at all, which is indeed what the system was designed for in the first place.


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