Musk, Brazilian govt discuss deal to provide rural Internet, monitor Amazon

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 16 (Businesshala) – Elon Musk and Brazil’s communications minister Fabio Faria discussed a possible partnership in Austin on Tuesday that could use SpaceX technology to bring internet to rural schools and cut down on illegal deforestation. Will take advantage

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In a statement, the Brazilian government said the two talked about how SpaceX and Starlink, a satellite broadband service offered by the firm, could help monitor the Amazon rainforest for illegal logging, while providing access to remote schools and Can also provide internet connection to health centers.

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According to the statement, Faria said, “We are working to seal this important partnership between the Brazilian government and SpaceX.” “We aim to bring the Internet to rural areas and remote locations, in addition to helping control fires and illegal deforestation in the Amazon rainforest.”

Faria and Musk also appeared a video Posted on the minister’s Twitter account on Tuesday.

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“With better connectivity, we can help ensure the preservation of the Amazon,” Musk said.

Brazil made a push at the United Nations climate change summit in Glasgow to suggest that it vowed to end illegal deforestation by 2028, two years earlier than the previous target.

But scientists, diplomats and activists say those promises make no sense as deforestation under President Jair Bolsonaro has risen to levels last seen in 2008.

Reporting by Village Slattery; Editing by Karishma Singh

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