Elon Musk’s high-tech internet satellites have been deployed to flood-affected NSW cities

Elon Musk to the rescue! The tech genius extends a helping hand to Australia after the worst floods since records began

  • Flood-affected towns in northern NSW will finally have access to the internet
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink kits have been deployed to the worst affected areas
  • The groups will allow residents to access the Internet and communications
  • Surfer Mick Fanning asked Musk to help provide connections










Residents of northern NSW devastated by recent floods will finally have access to the internet and communications thanks to Elon Musk.

The hardest-hit cities in the state’s Northern Rivers will receive ten Starlink Rapid Deployment Kits created by the billionaire tech expert.

The kits, deployed by Brisbane-based telecommunications company NetVault, arrived in Byron Tuesday morning and can be moved to flood-affected areas.

Australian surfing champion Mick Fanning was the one who made the call to Musk, sharing an emotional tweet about those who have lost their homes to the floods.

Residents of flood-affected towns in northern NSW will be given internet access through Elon Musk's Starlink groups

Residents of flood-affected towns in northern NSW will be given internet access through Elon Musk’s Starlink groups

The kits, deployed by Brisbane-based telecommunications company NetVault, arrived in Byron Tuesday morning and can be moved to flood-affected areas.

The kits, deployed by Brisbane-based telecommunications company NetVault, arrived in Byron Tuesday morning and can be moved to flood-affected areas.

Starlink is a satellite internet service developed by Musk’ SpaceX, and each set costs about $10,000.

elonmusk, we need help with the flood disaster in New South Wales, Australia. People have no means of communication and really need your help! Fanning tweeted.

Can you help us with Starlink? How can we achieve this? Share please.’

The groups will provide internet access 10 times faster than normal NBN speeds, meaning those stuck in emergency situations or those simply trying to find their feet can finally connect to the outside world.

NetVault employees were seen delivering high-tech equipment to local residents on Tuesday morning.

Last week, the team distributed Starlink kits to those in Brisbane, which was also flooded in the wake of heavy rain.

Surfer Mick Fanning (pictured helping flood-affected victims) tweeted Musk, asking him to help those unable to connect with the outside world

Surfer Mick Fanning (pictured helping flood-affected victims) tweeted Musk, asking him to help those unable to connect with the outside world

The groups will provide internet access 10 times faster than normal NBN speeds, meaning those stuck in emergency situations or those simply trying to find their feet can finally connect to the outside world

The groups will provide internet access 10 times faster than normal NBN speeds, meaning those stuck in emergency situations or those simply trying to find their feet can finally connect to the outside world

Starlink is a satellite internet system developed by Musk' SpaceX, each set costs about $10,000

Starlink is a satellite internet system developed by Musk’ SpaceX, each set costs about $10,000

Fanning, who was lauded for his assistance in rescuing flood victims and providing supplies to local residents via the jet ski, said fellow star and Hollywood star Chris Hemsworth was an essential part of securing Starlink.

“The tweet went out in the morning and I got a message from Chris basically saying he has an email being sent now and that kind of happened,” he told Gold Coast Newsletter.

His agent knew one of the key bosses at Starlink and he put me in touch with her.

Starlink groups hope to provide some relief to the thousands made homeless in the wake of severe flooding in Lismore and other cities in northern New South Wales.

Starlink groups hope to provide some relief to the thousands made homeless in the wake of severe flooding in Lismore and other cities in northern NSW (in Koraki)

Starlink groups hope to provide some relief to the thousands made homeless in the wake of severe flooding in Lismore and other cities in northern NSW (in Koraki)

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