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Why Taiwan Is Building a Satellite Network Without Elon Musk

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In Taiwan, the government aims to build an alternative to Starlink, a satellite internet service. Starlink has been crucial during emergencies like an earthquake in Tonga and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Taiwan faces constant reminders of its vulnerability due to cyberattacks and incursions by the People’s Liberation Army. The fragile infrastructure has suffered from multiple undersea cable breaks. The war in Ukraine highlighted the importance of a reliable telecommunications system. The government is determined to develop its own satellite internet service.