Oyogist has learned that Space X CEO, Elon Musk has offered to send Starlink internet terminals to Tonga (a Pacific island nation) which suffered a recent volcanic explosion.
Musk while replying to a recent story by Reuters which suggested that Tonga could be without internet connection for a month, wrote: “Could people from Tonga let us know if it is important for SpaceX to send over Starlink terminals?”
The tweet soon went viral as Tongans from all over the world pleaded with the Billionaire CEO to help reestablish communication in the nation.
Popular Tongan politician Lord Fusitu’a responded by saying: “Yes we need them to get liquidity in to purchase much-needed goods. Voice and data completely down with undersea cable severed.”
In response, Musk wrote: “This is a hard thing for us to do right now, as we don’t have enough satellites with laser links and there are already geo sats that serve the Tonga region. That is why I’m asking for clear confirmation.”
Communications are still down in Tonga except for satellite phones and limited internet access for a handful of officials and media.