Here's everything we know about Starlink, SpaceX's growing constellation of orbital satellites. A division within Elon Musk's spaceflight company, the satellite internet venture aims to bring internet access to people around the world currently living without access to high-speed internet.
Starlink internet works by sending information through the vacuum of space, where it travels much faster than in fiber-optic cable and can reach far more people and places.
How Much Does It Cost? Starlink currently costs $99 a month. You'll also have to pay a one-time $499 fee for the Starlink satellite dish and Wi-Fi router, which the company will ship to your home.
Starlink internet plans
All Starlink customers get the same deal: advertised speeds of 50–150 Mbps and unlimited data. There are no different plans to choose from, and no need to decide if paying more is worth a bump up in speed or data.
As long as things go according to plan, Starlink should be operational sometime this year. Although, according to the Starlink preorder website, coverage won't be available until mid-to-late 2021 for some addresses.
The standard Starlink service, which launched in October 2020, has a $99 refundable deposit, a $499 hardware fee and the service costs $99 per month.
Starlink has a significant advantage over fiber in its widespread availability. Satellite internet, in general, is one of the most widely available broadband types on the market, by virtue of its not being reliant upon Earth-bound cables and favorable terrain.
The Chinese constellation is small compared with Starlink, which already has around 2,000 satellites in orbit and plans to expand this to 42,000 when the network is complete. Despite its smaller size, the 1,000-satellite Chinese network will be the first of its kind to use 5G technology.
Starlink satellite internet is currently available in parts of the US and Canada to people who live between 44 and 53 degrees latitude. Starlink plans to be available worldwide by the end of 2022.
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Called Starlink Premium, it offers speeds between 150 and 500Mbps with 20 to 40 milliseconds of latency, up from 50 to 250Mbps with the same latency. Upload speeds are also up, from 10 to 20Mbps on the standard plan to 20 to 40Mbps on Premium.
How much does SpaceX's stock cost? SpaceX's shares are valued at $56 per share. SpaceX is not a publicly traded company; therefore, publicly traded SpaceX stock (which doesn't exist) has no price.
Though Starlink is targeting small businesses for Premium service - they are not intending to support people in the business of selling access to their Premium connection, warning in the terms of service that: "No Resale and Permitted Use.
According to SpaceX, the company always deploys Starlink satellites at a low orbit first, before directing the modules to increase altitude.
STARLINK Safety Plus comes with everything listed below and is free for a full year when you buy a new Subaru or a Certified Pre-Owned Subaru. After your initial free year, STARLINK Safety Plus costs $99/year.
Why Did Starlink Slow Down? As Ookla notes, the obvious explanation is that Starlink is adding customers. The more customers they have, the slower the speeds will get. This will continue to be the case until Starlink launches more satellites to increase capacity.
This offers Starlink one not-to-be-missed advantage that can transmit data faster than any other network existed. It provides the potential of lower latency information transmission over a long distance.