Starlink may be Elon Musk’s least impressive project on paper, but it may prove to be the most revolutionary; it doesn’t promise to phase out the internal combustion engine like Tesla, nor make us tourists in space like SpaceX.
Starlink wants to make the satellite internet cheap and affordable all over the planet without the need for any other equipment.
At the beginning of the year, 10,000 users had registered for the beta version of Starlink, while at the moment they are over half a million with a continuous increasing trend.
Soon Elon Musk’s satellite internet will come out of the beta phase, a news story given by Musk himself, in his usual way, with a tweet:
Next month— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) September 17, 2021
Responding to another user’s question about when Starlink will be fully ready, he said this will happen in October. This is expected to bring even more users to the service as they begin to take full advantage of the capabilities and freedom of the satellite internet.
Even in its beta phase, Starlink is the largest satellite internet provider right now. Its speeds are greater than any competing format using 15 satellites at the moment, with as many more expected to be added in the near future.
For the time being to become an Elon Musk satellite internet user you have to pay a lump sum of 499$ for the equipment and registration and then the subscription is 99$/month.
If we remember that the first broadband connections in the distant 2004 cost about 500€/month, we hope that very soon the satellite internet will be really accessible to everyone.
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