Russia is considering introduction of penalties for all those citizens and companies that will use Internet services from Western countries. The new regulation should stand in the way of services such as Starlink from Space X, but also the Internet offer that comes from companies such as OneWeb, and all companies whose satellite constellations do not belong to Russia.
According to the latter reports fines for individuals using the Internet “from the west” could range between $ 135 and $ 405, and for companies from $ 6,750 to $ 13,500. Members of the Duma believe that free access to the Internet endangered the system within which internet connections and mobile communication are monitored. It is emphasized that Russian internet traffic must go through Russian providers, in order to preserve the security of citizens from Western internet services.
It is not surprising that Russia got in the way of Starlink on its way to success, since it did Space X is already seen as the biggest rival in space action. The problem with OneWeb is somewhat more interesting, primarily because Russian Soyuz rockets are used to launch satellites, but it is assumed that any competition is undesirable, since Russia is also planning its constellation by name. Sphere which would with the launch of satellites was supposed to begin in 2024.
Source: Ars Technica
*The article has been translated based on the content of PC Press by pcpress.rs. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!
*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.
*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!