Starlink Secures $89.80 mn Contract to Provide Free Internet in Mexico Until 2026

Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet service, has clinched a significant 1.56 billion peso ($89.80 million) contract to offer free internet services in Mexico until the culmination of 2026, confirmed a Mexican government official on Wednesday.
SpaceX Starlink satellite internetCarlos Emiliano Calderon, the coordinator of Mexico’s digital strategy, disclosed at a routine government press conference that Elon Musk’s company emerged victorious in the public tender offer due to its competitive pricing strategy.

Mexico’s initiative to provide free internet has seen agreements with nine companies, among which Starlink stands as a key player, Carlos Emiliano Calderon further revealed.

In a separate development, documents reviewed by Reuters shed light on Starlink’s commitment to providing infrastructure support for Mexico’s state energy firm, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE), extending until December 2026. The contractual agreement is estimated to fall within the range of 887.5 million pesos to 1.8 billion pesos.

Starlink’s notable success in securing these contracts underscores its pivotal role in expanding internet accessibility in Mexico and fostering infrastructural development in collaboration with a major state entity. The agreements reflect a concerted effort to bridge the digital divide and enhance connectivity across the country.