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Florida teams with Elon Musk and SpaceX for hurricane recovery

(CNN) - Elon Musk's Starlink Satellite Company is working with the state of Florida to get communications back on line.

Starlink bills itself as the "world's most advanced broadband satellite internet" service.

Following what could prove to be the largest natural disaster in Florida history, the hurricane knocked out communications at a critical time.

"We're working with Elon Musk and Starlink Satellite, so they're positioning those star lights, the Starlink satellites, to provide good coverage in Southwest Florida and other affected areas. At the same time, we are working with SpaceX and we are expecting 120 additional large Starlink units to deploy to Southwest Florida. And so they've donated the costs associated with all the coverage. So I want to thank SpaceX and thank Elon Musk for that," Florida Governor Ron DeSantis spoke.

First responders in Lee County, as well as other emergency teams, will be among the first to receive Starlink devices.

Authorities will put special emphasis on Lee County first because it bore the brunt of Hurricane Ian's impact when it made landfall as a Category Four storm.

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