Will Villenave-d’Ornon host billionaire Elon Musk’s only French Starlink site?

But, to complete the network necessary for the development of the Starlink offer, supposed to provide high-speed Internet in the most remote places on the planet, France was also to host three ground stations: in Gravelines (North), in Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron (Manche) and Villenave-d’Ornon (Gironde). However, after a request from the Starlink company itself, expressed on January 4, Arcep officially confirmed the abandonment of the Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron project.

Eight white globes in Villenave-d’Ornon

According to Fran├žois Dufour, former regional councilor and co-founder of Attac, originally from Gravelines, questioned by our colleagues from actu.fr, Starlink would also give up its establishment in the town, where opposition to the project was particularly marked: the mayor last spring refused to grant the building permit necessary for the establishment of Starlink on its territory.

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