ELON Musk’s Starlink Beams Internet From Space – But Can You Receive It?
Science fiction technology is increasingly available worldwide, offering Internet users an alternative to regular broadband.
What is Starlink?
Starlink is a project that aims to “provide the world’s most advanced broadband internet system”.
The aim is to put a “mega-constellation” of more than 40,000 satellites into orbit.
“With performance that far surpasses that of traditional satellite internet and a global network unconstrained by ground infrastructure limitations, Starlink will deliver high-speed broadband internet in places where access is unreliable, expensive, or not available at all was available,” explains the official website.
It’s over SpaceXa California missile company funded by tech billionaire Elon Musk.
And it’s already live! Musk’s Starlink constellation is now beaming fast WiFi to people around the world.
Thousands of satellites have already been launched.
Dozens of Starlink spacecraft will be sent up in batches of about 60 each.
Each group will be launched on an unmanned Falcon 9 rocket built and operated by SpaceX.
The satellites typically orbit about 340 miles above the Earth.
Where is Starlink available – is my region covered?
If you’re interested in getting Starlink, you can check if it’s available in your area.
The official Starlink website has a map you can search for your home to see if coverage is available.
A light green color means the service is currently available.
And a darker shade of green means the area is on a waiting list.
Internet speeds can range from 46Mbps to 146Mbps – which could be faster than your home internet.
You need to Order a satellite receiver from Starlinkand then pay for continued service.
Until recently, the upfront cost for hardware was $499 — with an ongoing fee of $99 per month for internet.
But Starlink has recently increased its prices.
You’re now paying $599 for the hardware, plus a $110 monthly fee for internet access.
But it is possible that the price will decrease in the long term, when more users log in.
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