Starlink wins $89.8 million contract to provide free internet in Mexico
Starlink, the satellite internet service owned by billionaire Elon Musk, has been awarded a 1.56 billion peso ($89.80 million) contract to provide free internet in Mexico until the end of 2026. The contract was awarded to Starlink due to their competitive pricing in a public tender offer.
In addition to the contract for free internet services, Starlink will also collaborate with Mexico’s state energy firm, Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), to provide infrastructure until the end of 2026. The estimated value of this collaboration ranges from 887.5 million pesos to 1.8 billion pesos.
Why does it matter?
This initiative is part of Mexico’s broader policy to provide free internet access and improve connectivity infrastructure throughout the country, with contracts signed with nine companies.