Taiwan plans Ukraine-style backup satellite Internet

It seeks 'digital resilience for all' after seeing Elon Musk's Starlink in action in Ukraine war

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When Russian forces knocked the Ukrainian city of Irpin offline in March, Tesla chief Elon Musk's Starlink satellite Internet service came to the rescue.

In just two days, the city - where power lines and cellular and Internet networks were damaged or destroyed - was back online, and residents could get in touch with loved ones, according to reports.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 23, 2022, with the headline Taiwan plans Ukraine-style backup satellite Internet. Subscribe