The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has approved Starlink’s application for a BITS license.
SpaceX applied for the Basic International Telecommunication Services (BITS) license on May 15. CRTC said it had received 2,585 interventions related to the application and granted the company a BITS license.
“The Commission states that the BITS license does not authorize itself to act as a facility-based carrier or facility-based service provider,” said Claude Dowset, Secretary of the CRTC Letter to SpaceX CFO Brett Johnson.
“All companies providing services as facility-based carriers must at all times comply with the proprietary and regulatory requirements of Section 16 of the Act and the appropriate regulatory framework, including the Canadian Telecommunications Common Carrier Ownership and Regulatory Regulations,” the letter said.
CRTC approval for the BITS license is a step up for the company, but SpaceX still has some work to do before it is fully approved for satellite service in Canada.
StarLink aims to influence the vast network of hundreds of low-Earth-orbit (LEO) satellites to provide high-speed Internet in some parts of the US and Canada.
Elon Musk Recently tweeted SpaceX Let’s hope the satellites can launch a public beta in southern Canada once they reach their positions.
SpaceX is currently conducting a private beta test of Starlink and has revealed that it exists Achieved download speed Up to 100Mbps.