BERLIN—Germany could become the first large nation to subsidize the use of consumer satellite internet services such as that offered by Elon Musk’s Starlink.
The German government said it was considering paying grants of around 500 euros, equivalent to $610, per household to support purchasing the hardware required to access satellite broadband and other high-speed wireless internet services. Users would have to pay for usage.
The program could pay out a total of €100 million, according to the government minister in charge of the project, and could launch within weeks.
Broadband access in Germany is limited outside large cities—and sometimes