French Village Rejects Elon Musk’s Satellite Internet Antenna

A village in the northern part of France, Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron has rejected Elon Musk’s satellite internet antenna.

According to France 24, the tech billionaire, Musk has a project which will involve installing antennas around the world.

Musk, founder of SpaceX , plans to deploy thousands of satellites to provide fast internet for remote areas anywhere in the world.

At the moment, the industrial designer and engineer has mapped out Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron, with population of 350, as part of the area his project will cover.

Meanwhile, Musk’s dream of satellite-powered internet, is still on hold due to the way residents of the village have reacted to the development as they are not bothered to have been picked as a ground  station for Musk’s Starlink project for broadband from space.

A 34-year-old deputy mayor of the village, just 20 kilometres (12 miles) from the majestic Mont Saint-Michel abbey on the English Channel, Noemie Brault said:

“This project is totally new. We don’t have any idea of the impact of these signals,”

Speaking further, she emphasized saying, “As a precaution the municipal council said no,”.

The plan of the electric carmaker, Tesla is to have Antennas on the ground will capture the signals and relay them to individual user terminals connected by cable.

Meanwhile, Starlink’s contractor had already secured French regulatory approval to install nine “radomes”—three-metre-tall (10-feet) globes protecting the antennas—in Saint-Senier, one of four sites planned for France.


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