Elon Musk is warning free internet for Ukraine's military using SpaceX' Starlink could be coming to an end.
The company donated about 20,000 Starlink satellite units to Ukraine to help its military communicate. After cellular and internet networks were destroyed in the war with Russia. Musk says it's cost his company 80-million dollars, and he warned the Pentagon that won't continue.
A recently uncovered letter he sent last month asks the U.S. Military to pay tens of million dollars per month for the service. The letter says not only is SpaceX considering not donating additional new units. It wants the Pentagon to pay to keep the current ones active.
That bill would be 400 million dollars for the next twelve months. Sources say Starlink is the main way troops on the battlefield communicate.