Written by: RobynWynn
This service will not come cheap, as it will be ninety-nine dollars a month, with each subscriber having to pay four hundred and ninety-nine dollars for the special satellite dish and equipment that it will require to have to be able to use. However, SpaceX is working on the technology to be able to bring the price of the satellite dish and equipment that customers will have to buy down to two hundred and fifty dollars or bring it down to three hundred. But even with it costing four hundred and ninety-nine dollars, it is still considered a great price because to make satellite and equipment; it costs Space X thirteen hundred dollars just to be able to make one, so even though they are losing money, they are not charging you to much money. The next generation they are currently working on happens to be providing the same services but will cost less, specifically a lot less. Finally, Starlink is expected to be globally available sometime in August, even though it was expected to be available sometime in September of 2021.
The Starlink internet service is known to reach up to one hundred megabits per second download speeds, have up to twenty Mbps speeds when uploading, and have latency at or below thirty-one milliseconds. When referring to the latency, that is the amount of delay you will have in your internet connection, seeing how much time it will take any signal to travel back and forth; therefore, latency and high download speeds are significant to have in an internet service provider. However, beta testers for Starlink have reported the downloading rates to be between sixty and one hundred fifty Mbps, as well as some testers stating it even to reach two hundred. Beta testers have also reported that latency has reached up to thirty milliseconds, with also having some in the low twenties; it has been promised, though, that the performance will gradually get better with doubling speeds. The speeds have been promised to double to about three hundred Mbps this year while also allowing latency to be more accurate in the twenty-millisecond range area.