Elon Musk tweeted Saturday SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service will continue serving Ukraine even if the company doesn’t receive government subsidies, in a major reversal from a Friday statement where Musk claimed the company could not “fund the existing system indefinitely” on its own.
SpaceX sent a letter to the Pentagon last month warning it could not keep funding internet service to Ukraine without financial assistance from the U.S. government.
Pentagon spokesperson Sabrina Singh suggested at a news conference Friday the U.S. is not committed to a partnership with SpaceX to provide satellite internet service to Ukraine, saying, “there are other entities that we can certainly partner with when it comes to providing Ukraine with what they need on the battlefield.”
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