Cuba could have access to Internet operations thanks to the director of Tesla Inc, Elon Musk.
The Argentine human rights activist, Agustín Antonetti, asked Musk via Twitter if he agreed to provide his services to the island. The billionaire’s response was affirmative with a simple “OK”.
However, Musk’s intention to grant Internet from satellites to the largest of the Antilles is not enough. There are impediments that hinder the fluidity of maneuvers for connectivity to cyberspace. Most Cubans do not own satellite phones or satellite dishes. The entry of these devices into the territory is prohibited.
Elon Musk and his billionaire influences
Elon Musk was born in the South African city of Pretoria in 1971 and currently has American and Canadian nationalities. He studied Physics and is a prominent technology entrepreneur.
This year he was listed as the person with the most money in the world, the figure amounts to $252 billion dollars.
The tycoon announced on Twitter that the operation of the Internet connection through satellites of his SpaceX agency is ready on the planet. It is expected that by August 2023, mobile phones will be able to connect with signals from satellites. The objective is not to supplant the 4G and 5G platforms, the purpose is to help eliminate the spaces without coverage.
The Tesla owner also made headlines recently for backing out of buying Twitter for $44 million. The reason was linked to the number of false accounts registered by Twitter, a figure below 5%.
The outcome brought as a consequence a resounding drop in Twitter shares, below $54.20 USD, while those of Tesla rose to $752.29 USD. There is still uncertainty about whether Twitter accepts Elon Musk’s rejection or summons him with a legal claim.