Starlink to be discontinued in Caribbean Netherlands

The Dutch Authority for Digital Infrastructure has established that Starlink satellite dishes are being used in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba, but the international internet provider does not hold a concession to operate in the Caribbean Netherlands.

“Possessing such a satellite dish is not prohibited. However, it is not permitted to use Starlink’s internet services as long as Starlink does not have a concession,” the digital infrastruc­ture authority said in a press release on Monday. “Starlink has recently informed consumers in the Caribbean Nether­lands about the unauthorised use of Starlink equipment and the violation of the user terms of service. Consequently, the internet service will be discontinued by Starlink.”

Starlink is a subsidiary of American aerospace company SpaceX, which was founded by controversial billionaire busi­nessman Elon Musk.

Persons can contact the Dutch Authority for Digital Infra­structure by calling tel. 599-717-3140 or sending an e-mail to BES@RDI.nl.

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2 comments

  1. Talk about going backwards

  2. Correct me if I’m wrong. But, this sounds like the government is not allowing it, not Starlink.

    Didn’t I read here a few months ago about dedicated internet access for all on Saba? There are plans for fiber optics, if I remember correctly.

    Somebody is getting paid to install fiber optics. And now, Starlink is banned. Interesting. How convenient for the fiber people. Competition has been removed.

    Just a thought.

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