Unipol trumpets Musk’s Starlink rescue for flooded Emilia-Romagna
Unipol announces that it has purchased the Starlink terminals with the collaboration of Elon Musk to be allocated to rescuers in service in Emilia-Romagna. All the details
After taking part, the only Italian entity and among the few in Europe, in the club deal of international investors who at the end of 2022 supported Elon Musk in the $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, Unipol announced that it had purchased the Starlink terminals to allow rescuers, essential and strategic services such as hospitals and the population of Emilia-Romagna to have access to the Internet in the areas most affected by the flood .
#EmiliaRomagna flood: #GruppoUnipol with the collaboration of @elonmusk , through @SpaceX , has purchased the #Starlink terminals that will allow rescuers, essential and strategic services and the population to access the Internet.
— Unipol Group PR (@UnipolGroup_PR) May 20, 2023
In short, the insurance company chaired by Carlo Cimbri returns to wink at Elon Musk , given that SpaceX is owned by the South African entrepreneur. "In the face of such tragedies, I think it is a duty for each of us to make our own contribution – said Cimbri, chairman of the Unipol group – Unipol, in addition to supporting its policyholders, is working to actively support the affected communities".
Starlink can be rapidly deployed to provide immediate connectivity for those in need.
With more on the way, 150+ Starlink kits arrived overnight in Italy's northern Emilia-Romagna region to support rescue and recovery efforts from severe flooding
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— Starlink (@Starlink) May 21, 2023
SpaceX is directing its satellites, focusing them to prioritize the region, to provide greater coverage for people affected by the flood these days.
"SpaceX, Starlink and Tesla are delighted to be able to help in any way to help Italy and its flood-affected population," said Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and Tesla. Everything would have been born, reports Il Resto del Carlino , from an appeal launched online, naturally via Twitter, by the digital entrepreneur Federico Marchetti , "one of the very first testimonials of the fundraising in support of flooded populations launched by the Monrif group and by our newspapers, with a tweet had proposed to Musk to help Emilia-Romagna. And now here's the result."
The Starlink terminals needed to restore the Internet connection are arriving, according to Unipol's press release , from the United States and Germany and will be distributed to the localities involved according to the indications of the Civil Protection and the Emilia-Romagna Region.
This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/innovazione/unipol-strombazza-il-soccorso-di-starlink-di-musk-allemilia-romagna/ on Mon, 22 May 2023 09:43:35 +0000.