Elon Musk provides Florida with Starlink satellites in response to Hurricane Ian

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk agreed to provide the company’s satellite internet service, Starlink, for aid in response to Hurricane Ian in areas of southwest Florida still is offline.

“We are working with Elon Musk and Starlink satellite. They are positioning these Starlink satellites to provide good coverage in Southwest Florida and other affected areas,” DeSantis told reporters Saturday. “We expect another 120 large Starlink units to be installed for Southwest Florida.”

(This story has been refiled to restore Musk’s last name in the first paragraph)

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Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Washington; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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