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Elon Musk-owned internet service Starlink’s India entry under the scrutiny of DoT, the report suggests

The top discussions in the internet marketplace say Elon Musk’s Starlink internet service will soon enter India, and are eager to serve the Indian audience base. The company is all set and established connectivity within the country, but the department of Telecommunications (DoT) has put it under scrutiny. 

Another report by Economic Times said the telecom department is analyzing whether Starlink satellite internet service is safe, and not violating the nation’s telecommunications and regulatory laws. 

To be particular. The department is assisting and examining thoroughly whether Starlink violates the Information Technology Act, 2000, the Indian Wireless Telegraph Act, 1933, the Indian Telegraph Act, 1885, the Indian Satellite Communication Policy of India, 2000. And considering all needed areas to be examined and evaluated before releasing the services into the market for the people to use it. 

Besides telecom regulations, and law, the other aspects that are under the DoT’s scrutiny involve consumer interest and national security, to prevent any kind of cyber threat. 

Is Starlink under analysis because of opposition from Google, OneWeb, and more? 

Here the interesting part is that the Indian telecom intervened in Starlink’s Indian Plans when it came close on the feet of opposition by Broadband India Forum’s (BIF) opposition. BIF represents Google, Microsoft, Facebook, OneWeb, and Amazon. 

Broadband Indian Forum claimed that the Starlink internet services do not go with India’s regulatory and law. Even the group requested the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to mediate and prevent Starlink from launching its services in the country. 

Starlink internet services- Price and Availability

The exciting news is it is already accepting pre-bookings for Indian addresses. The price has been set at $99 that is approximately INR 7,300 towards a deposit for the service. The payment is for the Starlink equipment that will have to be installed at your place to access the internet seamlessly. 

The moment you make the payment, your priority access gets reserved in your location. In case of any doubt or issue, then the whole payment is fully refundable. So, in case you change your mind after paying, you can still get your money back, so need not worry. 

Currently, it is accepting payments via debit and credits, as well as Apple Pay. However, Apple Pay isn’t available in India for now. 

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