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The French fight back because Elon Musk wants to build a broadcasting station

Elon Musk wants to build a relay station in France.

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Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron is actually just a small village in northern France. Now the village has been selected as the location for a relay station for Elon Musk’s Starlink project. Starlink is a satellite network operated by Musk’s space company SpaceX, which is to offer worldwide Internet access in the future. The French authorities have already given SpaceX the approval for the broadcasting station, reports “Euronews”. The relay stations should consist of white domes several meters high, which can deliver very fast internet via the satellites. A total of a thousand such domes are to be built on the three hectare site.

“The project is ethically unacceptable”

But the citizens and the mayor are against the project. They fear the effects of the antennas on people and the environment. The national frequency agency has already announced studies. Francois Dufour, the district administrator of the Greens on site, told Euronews: “It is a project that is ethically unacceptable and democratically, as we are presented here, dangerous. But we have internet here in Saint-Senier-de-Beuvron. We all have options, we are on social networks. Mr Musk should know that it already exists. ”The farmers in the French village are also against the project. They fear for the health of their animals. The farmer Jean-Marc Belloir makes it clear to Euronews: “The visual impairment, yes, I think that it is quite strong, even if you seem to be putting up fences around 2.50 meters around the building. And then these domes, these large domes in the landscape, that’s not great. “

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