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Mexico’s CFE awards Musk’s Starlink Internet infrastructure contract

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) has awarded Starlink an Internet contract. The Starlink company, owned by Elon Musk, won the CFE tender to provide services until December of 2026.

According to the the CFE tender, Starlink Satellite Systems of Mexico won the bid against two other companies for “having offered the best conditions in terms of price.”

The contract is valued at around 887.5 million pesos ($50.6 million USD).

The contract for the “low orbit satellite Backhaul connectivity service” and associated equipment to launch telecommunications infrastructure within the CFE, a public Internet and telephone access program in rural areas of Mexico, will come into force once formalized, according to the CFE contract.

The bidding decision was made on October 18. The agreement is valid until December 31, 2026.

The contract will see Starlink provide infrastructure for CFE’s Internet access they have been working to install throughout rural Mexico.

In June of 2121, Musk’s Starlink Satellite System was granted rights to broadcast and receive satellite signals for wireless Internet in Mexico.