In a bid to get policymakers to back its satellite broadband venture, Elon Musk-owned Starlink on Sunday said it will focus on 10 rural Lok Sabha constituencies for 80 per cent of the Starlink terminals shipped to India.
Starlink’s India Country Director Sanjay Bhargava said in a social media post: “In October, I am also keen to have 30-minute virtual conversations with MPs, ministers, secretaries to GOI (government of India), or principal secretaries to States to see if they think 100 per cent broadband would help improve lives. We will probably focus on 10 rural Lok Sabha constituencies for 80 per cent of the Starlink terminals shipped to India.” Bhargava was named Starlink’s India head just three days ago.
Starlink’s move to pre-book customers has come under the scanner as the company has not yet taken the licences to offer services. Besides, the Centre is yet to announce the policy for satellite communication services….