Elon Musk’s Starlink to offer free internet in Mexico with a $90 million contract deal
Elon Musk’s Starlink, the satellite internet service, has secured a contract deal worth 1.56 billion pesos ($89.80 million) to offer free internet in Mexico until the end of 2026, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing a Mexican government official.
Carlos Emiliano Calderon, the coordinator of Mexico’s digital strategy, announced that Musk’s company secured the contract by presenting the most competitive prices in the public tender offer. This contract is one of nine agreements that Mexico has entered into for free internet services.
In addition to offering free internet, Starlink is poised to provide infrastructure support for Mexico’s state energy firm until December 2026, as revealed in documents reviewed by Reuters. The contract with Mexico’s Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) is valued between 887.5 million pesos and 1.8 billion pesos, Reuters reported.
The news comes just two months after Starlink reported it has surpassed 2 million active users in over 60 countries across all seven continents. In just four months, Starlink grew from 500,000 users to over 2 million active Starlink subscribers.