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SpaceX’s Pilot Project in Eau Claire Could Boost Rural Internet Access

A pilot program testing SpaceX’s Starlink ability to provide high-speed internet access to 50 rural homes and businesses is being tried out in Eau Claire. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Mayo Clinic, and Hospital Sisters Health System, and other healthcare providers are providing a $27,500 grant for the trial. The Eau Claire County is partnering with schools and healthcare systems to see how the service works for different uses. 

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