StarLink is a program started by Tesla Founder and Paypal co-founder Elon Musk, to bring world wide internet using satellites.
According to the Star Link Website “Starlink is targeting service in the Northern U.S. and Canada in 2020, rapidly expanding to near global coverage of the populated world by 2021.”
Most people would think that the internet is available everywhere. But surprisingly almost 50 percent of Canada does not have high speed internet access. Many of these places are in Northern Canada in rural areas where truckers often travel to or through. According to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, broadband internet access is universal in urban areas, but only 85 per cent of Canadians living in rural areas have access. There are six million Canadians living in rural areas, which means nearly one million people don’t have broadband access.
StarLink would enable truckers to acquire internet access in these rural areas, thus helping truckers stay connected to GPS, the Internet and other web related things.