Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, has deployed his Starlink-based satellite service in Iran amid widespread protests in the country, after which authorities had restricted internet access.
According to reports, this Iranian government had blocked internet access for many of its citizens on Wednesday.
Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, stated on Friday that he will make Starlink available in Iran.
US State Secretary Antony Blinken earlier informed on Twitter about increasing internet freedom and the freedom of information for Iranians by granting a General License to allow them greater access to digital communications to counteract what he claimed was the Iranian government''s censorship.
We were today taking actions to increase Iran''s Internet freedom and free circulation of information, equities issued by a General License to provide them with greater access to digital communications, which is a violation of Iran''s censorship.
Musk said, "Activating Starlink," while responding to Blinken''s tweet.
Starlink is Activating
Protestors have demanded that they have basic freedom and that they participate in demonstrations against the mandatory dress codes, including the compulsory wearing of the Hijab.
If SpaceX sought permission to provide internet services in Iran, it''s worthwhile to note that earlier this week, New York and New Jersey had urged the US Treasury Department to give permission.
According to Fox News, legislators, led by Claudia Tenney of New York and Tom Malinowski of New Jersey, made the charge to the Treasury Department. The letter came after Musk tweeted Monday that SpaceX would seek exemptions from sanctions on the country.
In previous situations, SpaceX has deployed Starlink in emergency situations, as in Ukraine after Russia invaded and in the South Pacific islands of Tonga following a volcanic eruption.