Internet for Yachts Launched by Starlink Will Cost At least $5,000 Per Month
As per the news floating around the internet, it claims that a robust version of Starlink’s satellite dish has been deployed to provide internet access on boats, ships, and other distant locations, which is provided by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. Its name is Starlink Maritime, and while at sea, it can deliver download speeds of up to 350 Mbps.
This occurs shortly after Starlink was granted authorization by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to offer internet connection to moving vehicles. The corporation will be able to extend its broadband offerings to commercial aircraft and other vehicles thanks to the FCC’s clearance. Starlink made the news via a tweet on Friday that included a link to a description of the features of their satellite internet technology.
According to the sources, the complete setup is not cheap. It will cost $10,000 to purchase the satellite dish needed to connect to Starlink and deliver internet service. Customers will thereafter be required to pay $5,000 per month for the service. The antennae are different from their residential counterparts and are crucial for sustaining the connection in choppy seas and strong storms, Mr. Musk justified the pricing on Twitter in response to a user.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 7, 2022
As per the tweets, the Elon said that, the dual, high-performance terminals are crucial for preserving the connection during turbulent waters and powerful storms. However, it is still clearly more affordable and quicker than alternatives. In exchange for a far inferior connection to our ships, SpaceX was paying $150k per month.
Furthermore, the Starlink website claims that the ruggedized dish can resist rocket landings. Additionally, it has a modest footprint, requires little room above deck, and has an easy-to-install mount. According to Starlink, the only need for using the internet while at sea is “an unobstructed view of the sky.” A constellation of over 2,000 satellites that can provide internet to 250,000 customers has been launched by the corporation.