Elon Musk’s very own satellite internet experiment known as Starlink is currently in the company’s primordial stage of development. However, it seems like people are already using it.
The claim comes from SpaceX’s most current FCC filing. And according to the story by Mashable, it was noted by SpaceX that the total user count within the US as well as other places around the world totals over 10,000 as of the moment.
How fast will Starlink be?
Although this isn’t too impressive of a number, considering Starlink’s service offering is currently still in its beta phase and the company is only still actively launching their satellites into space, this is still a significant start.
What’s possibly more interesting are the particular claims that SpaceX makes regarding Starlink’s performance. The filing states that most of the Starlink customers can expect certain download speeds of 100Mbps as of the lowest with only less than 31 milliseconds of latency.
How much will Starlink Internet cost?
That download speed number is really important since this would automatically put Starlink’s internet speed well above the known average speed different users are experiencing in a number of states. The known filing was made along with the intent of the company to get a status of being an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier from the FCC.
Will Starlink be available in Canada?
For this to happen, the service could actually roll out to different users in places just like Tennessee and New York. Currently, the service is only available in a number of select areas all mostly around Canada and the US. The service only costs $99 per month which is on top of the initial $499 fee for the required equipment in order to get the Starlink internet directly running at home.
As with anything that involves the Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, it is still probably the best to initially take Starlink’s claims with maybe a little grain of salt until the service becomes more widely available. It is currently way too early to say definitively whether or not the particular satellite internet will be able to solve accessibility problems within rural areas.
When it comes to high speed internet, 5G is one of the latest technologies that can help boost internet signals. Phones like the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro 5G are two examples of smartphones using the latest 5G technology. While these phones aren’t technically the latest, they already incorporate the latest 5G technology. However, this 2021 might see improvement with internet technology especially if Starlink is able to roll out before the 5G towers do.
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