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Elon Musk launches SpaceX's satellite internet service in Indonesia

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Elon Musk and Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin have launched SpaceX’s satellite internet service in Indonesia. The service aims to improve internet access in remote areas of the country. Musk arrived in Bali and attended the launch ceremony at a community health center. He highlighted the importance of internet connectivity and its potential to benefit millions in far-flung parts of the country. The Starlink service was introduced at three health centers in Bali and the remote island of Aru in Maluku. The launch showcased how high-speed internet can facilitate real-time data input for tackling health challenges. Musk also expressed his focus on Starlink and the benefits of connectivity, rather than investing in Indonesia’s electric vehicle industry. Starlink’s availability in Indonesia marks its expansion in Southeast Asia, following licenses issued in Malaysia and collaboration with a Philippine-based firm.