Kazakhstan has signed an agreement with Starlink to connect 2000 schools in rural areas of the country to satellite Internet. This was stated by the Minister of Digital Development of the country Bagdat Musin.

According to the minister, in September, Starlink Vice President Lauren Dryer met with Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, which made it possible to connect the first batch of 10 rural schools to satellite Internet.

The minister did not report on the terms of the signed agreement and the price for connection. The connection is planned to be carried out within 6 months from the date of signing.

According to Musin, Dreyer confirmed these intentions of the company. Now, according to Kazakh media, rural students can usually study computer science only in theory due to problems with the Internet. Therefore, connecting schools to high-speed Internet will significantly simplify schoolchildren’s access to information and, accordingly, raise the level of education.

For example, in September, a photo of rural teachers with laptops standing on the side of the road appeared on the Internet. According to them, the Internet worked only there. It was about the village of Akkum, Kazygurt district.

Photo courtesy of otyrar.kz

Earlier we wrote that Starlink will launch cellular communications in 2024.