Musk builds global internet service provider Starlink16. February 2021
Musk builds global internet service provider Starlink
Berlin, Feb. 16, 2021
Elon Musk is currently realizing another enterprise with Starlink: By 2027, he wants to create a globally operating Internet service provider with 12,000 new satellites in space, which should outshine the competition with a significantly better data throughput and extremely low latency. Interested parties can get a first impression on the Starlink website:
However, users will have to dig deep into their pockets for this exceptional surfing experience: the special satellite dish is expected to cost 499 euros. In addition, there are shipping costs of 59 euros and 99 euros per month for sending and receiving Internet data. The Starlink kit includes a Wi-Fi router, power supply, cables and a mounting stand. Important: Starlink requires a clear view of the sky to connect.
During the beta phase, users can expect data speeds of 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s and latency of 20ms to 40ms in most locations over the next few months, aside from brief interruptions. During this time, the Starlink system will be improved with more satellites and even more ground stations.