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Comcast Business enterprise customers in more remote “underserved” regions will get broadband connectivity via SpaceX’s Starlink low earth orbit (LEO) satellites, the companies said today.

Starlink can help alleviate challenges faced by multi-location enterprises, including geographic limitations and scalability issues, the companies said. SpaceX’s LEO broadband offering also can provide redundancy for customers in Comcast’s traditional service footprint.

“As the first major network provider to collaborate with Starlink, we’re excited to uniquely enhance our extensive managed connectivity portfolio with advanced satellite capabilities to better serve our enterprise customers,” Jon Friedman, Comcast Business senior vice president of Product Strategy and Operations, said in a prepared statement.

“Starlink’s LEO satellite technology complements our existing network infrastructure, extends our reach and further enhances Comcast Business’ ability to deliver reliable connectivity solutions to enterprises with a human touch.”

It’s worth noting that SpaceX does have a deal with T-Mobile, although it’s somewhat different from the Comcast. T-Mobile plans to use Starlink satellites to support direct-to-cellphone communications for subscribers in areas beyond the reach of cell towers.

“Starlink is excited to work with Comcast Business to deliver reliable connectivity to customers,” said Jason Fritch, Vice President of Starlink Enterprise Sales at SpaceX, in a prepared statement. “This agreement with a leading service provider is an acknowledgement of Starlink’s growing role as a critical element in modern enterprise networks.”

Earlier this month, PCMag reported that SpaceX had reduced prices on the newest Starlink customer premises equipment.

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