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The Federal Communications Commission authorized SpaceX to provide Starlink wifi to vehicles in motion, including semitrucks and RVs, planes, and boats. The FCC announced its decision on Thursday, allowing the private satellite communications company to expand its recent deals with airline companies. Starlink just got the green light to expand on land, air and sea.

SpaceX has been building out a satellite megaconstellation in low Earth orbit. Starlink is currently beaming down connectivity to parts of the U.S. and Canada, as well as New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, and some European countries like Spain and France.

The FCC authorization will allow Starlink to pursue more commercial deals. SpaceX is also hoping to establish more partnerships with commercial clients. In April, Starlink announced its first partnership with a major airline, Hawaiian Airlines, to provide in-flight Wi-Fi for free. In June, Royal Caribbean requested that Starlink be able to provide broadband internet on board their cruises.

The company also introduced a portability feature in May that would allow users to carry their internet satellite dishes on the go for an additional $25 a month. The feature was designed for owners of RVs in mind. But at the time, the satellite dishes could not be used while the RV was in motion.
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