After half an hour's windswept journey on foot and by boat through a craggy forested estuary to the school he attends in remote southern Chile, Diego Guerrero can finally access the internet.
His school is located in the hamlet of Sotomo, around 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) south of the capital Santiago in the region of Los Lagos and inhabited by just 20 families.
A rain-drenched scattering of brightly painted wooden and tin houses, Sotomo stands out against a mist-swathed row of rocky outcrops jutting out into the Pacific Ocean. It can be accessed only by boat.
Starlink, a division of SpaceX, aims to roll out 12,000 satellites as part of a low-Earth orbiting network to provide low-latency broadband internet services around the world, with a particular focus on remote areas that terrestrial internet infrastructure struggles to reach.
Chile has among the highest internet penetration rates on the continent, with 21 million mobile internet connections among its population of 19 million as of March 2021, according to government figures.
But as the families in Sotomo can attest, having mobile internet does not mean you can always get a signal.
"I love living here," said Carlos Guerrero. "It's tranquil, my family is without stress, but we do lack connectivity, roads, electricity and drinking water.
“What would be great is if all these services could be extended around our community, not just to a small part, so everyone could enjoy them."
(Photo editing Kezia Levitas; text editing Rosalba O’Brien; Layout Kezia Levitas)