Russia considers a fine of up to 1.4 million yen for users of SpaceX's satellite Internet 'Starlink'

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Starlink ' provided by the private space development company SpaceX started public beta testing in October 2020, and development is progressing toward the official service start. It has become clear that the Russian government is considering a fine for such Starlink users.

Russia may fine citizens who use SpaceX's Starlink Internet service | Ars Technica

Russia Might Issue Fines for Using SpaceX Starlink Internet Service --ExtremeTech

Various satellite Internet services such as ' ViaSat ' and ' OneWeb ' had been deployed before Starlink was released, but Starlink will be launched using the reusable rocket ' Falcon 9 ' developed by SpaceX. Our strength is that we can provide services at a lower cost than other satellite Internet services. In fact, the beta test that started in October 2020 has received high praise, and there are high expectations for the official launch of the service.

Beta test users of SpaceX's satellite Internet 'Starlink' are impressed one after another --GIGAZINE

Starlink aims to provide Internet services around the world, but the Russian version of the technical magazine

Popular Mechanics says, 'The Russian government fines individuals and companies using satellite Internet services provided by non-Russian companies. I am considering imposing it. ' According to Popular Mechanics, the fine is 10,000 to 30,000 rubles (about 14,000 to 32,000 yen) for individuals and 500,000 to 1 million rubles (about 700,000 to 1.4 million yen) for companies. Is being considered.

It is reported that the Russian government is considering enacting a revised bill to partially ban the technology to encrypt Internet communication in order to strengthen the monitoring of Internet traffic of the people, but the satellite Internet service is provided by Russia. Extreme Tech , an American IT news site, explains that it is trying to deter the use of the service by imposing a fine because it bypasses the deployed Internet traffic monitoring system.

In Russia, 'secure internet communication may be illegal', AWS and Cloudflare are also targeted --GIGAZINE

Dmitry Rogozin , a politician with a history of serving as Deputy Prime Minister under the Medvedev administration, said of Starlink, 'Starlink is part of America's clever and predatory policy, and the military power of the United States around the world. It is used to show off. '

'Russia is planning a state-owned satellite Internet service called'Sphere', but considering Russia's economic situation and technological capabilities, this satellite Internet service is likely to be expensive,' said Extreme Tech.

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