SpaceX's high-speed Starlink tier now available to residential users

SpaceX’s high-speed Starlink tier now available to residential users

Stellar Link

Starlink, the satellite internet service from Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, has just opened up access to its most expensive high-performance dish for residential areas. Previously, this option was reserved for professional users, but now anyone who can afford it can grab one.

For those who don’t know, Starlink is low latency broadband internet available in most areas (even remote locations) around the world. It’s the Internet from space, thanks to satellites. Starlink’s residential option costs $599 for the satellite dish, then costs users $110 per month for Internet access. It offers decent speeds between 50 and 200 Mbps.

And while those internet speeds aren’t blazing, it’s certainly better than anything available in many parts of the world.

This week, the company updated its website and now allows regular customers to purchase the most expensive “High Performance” dish. This option offers faster internet speeds with a high-gain antenna, can see more satellites for stable connectivity, and is more rugged, handling extreme weather conditions.

High Performance Starlink
Stellar Link

The high performance level of Starlink can reach speeds between 150 and 300 Mbps, has lower latency and is just a better satellite dish. Unfortunately, it will cost you $2,500 (one-time fee) for the dish, but luckily the price remains the same, $110 per month for internet access.

Basically, Starlink is potentially bringing its faster level internet to everyone whereas previously it was only available to business customers. However, it should be noted that the website does not clearly state these higher speeds (150-300) on the residential page, only on the business side.

So while that doesn’t guarantee you’ll get faster Starlink internet, with such an expensive satellite with better specs, it’s expected. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

via DriveTesla Canada


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