Elon Musk’s internet already has a price: It is estimated $ 99 USD per month

Elon Musk has launched a beta test to test how effective the internet service of his Starlink project is. So far, the project, which had ...

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Elon Musk has launched a beta test to test how effective the internet service of his Starlink project is.

So far, the project, which had an initial investment of 10 billion dollars, is conducting tests in various areas of the United States.

Starlink satellite internet service earnings are expected to triple in the first year of its launch.

Starlink will offer internet from 99 dollars a month

  • Elon Musk’s Starlink project has taken its first steps towards becoming a reality: it will be offered at $ 99 per month
  • SpaceX launched its “Better Than Nothing” test, with which it has offered free internet service to certain rural areas of the United States
  • With an initial investment of 10 billion dollars, Musk is confident that his profits will triple in the first year of project implementation.

According to information provided by the Reuters agency, SpaceX is offering Starlink satellite internet service for a price of $ 99 per month.

In addition to this initial price, it is estimated that users of this service will have to spend around $ 499 for an installation kit.

With this, Elon Musk hopes to offer faster internet to the inhabitants of rural areas of the United States where there is currently limited satellite coverage.

This portal indicates that states such as Washington, Wisconsin and Idaho accepted Musk and SpaceX’s proposal to receive Starlink’s internet service.

This is the beta test, better known as “Better Than Nothing Beta”.

So far, SpaceX has launched about 800 satellites into space, and it is still far from reaching the number it requires to offer a global internet service.

Its initial investment was $ 10 billion, but Musk estimates that this investment will triple in the first year of Starlink’s launch.

If this goal is achieved, Musk’s proposed interplanetary rocket program, which he has called Starship, could be funded.

Elon Musk visits Germany
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“Better Than Nothing”, the beta test with which Musk hopes to test the effectiveness of his Internet service Starlink

Elonk Musk has stated that the “Better Than Nothing” test is still a beta version of the capabilities expected to be achieved with the Starlink satellite service.

One of the positive aspects found in its implementation is that at least one of its users has reported a faster internet service than expected.

According to Starlink, the company’s internet service should, in theory, offer between “50 and 150 MB per second with a latency of between 20 and 40 milliseconds.” One of its users has reported receiving 161 MB per second per download, and 23 MB per second per upload.

Most surprising, according to experts, this speed has been achieved in a remote rural area of ​​Montana, where coverage is usually limited.

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Elon Musk donates internet to a rural Texas district

For his part, Elon Musk has agreed to provide internet service to a rural district in Texas through his satellite network known as Starlink.

Starting in the first half of 2021, SpaceX will provide internet service to 45 families residing in the Pleasant Farms area, in Ector County.

Under this project, families will receive free internet, thus becoming SpaceX’s first agreement to offer Starlink internet service in the southern United States.

Around 900 Starlink satellites are currently in orbit, and their primary role is to provide high-speed internet worldwide, for which trials have begun in rural areas of the United States.

Elon Musk’s plan to ‘take over’ space is close to being realized

According to information from Business Insider, the satellite internet works by reading information that passes through the vacuum of space, where it travels 47% times faster than fiber optic cable.

Currently, the Starlink satellites currently in orbit use a space vehicle that orbits 22,236 miles above a specific point on planet Earth.

These still work in places that are difficult to access through fiber optics, which has favored their implementation in rural areas of the United States.

If Musk’s plans go as planned, Starlink will be able to provide less coverage as it reaches the launch of 400 space vehicles.

Musk says Starlink already has enough satellites to launch a beta version of its high-speed internet service.

So far, Starlink has shown a higher performance in the Internet service, a fact that is supported by the experiences reported by its first users.

The tests carried out allow us to observe download speeds of between 102 Mbps and 103 Mbps; upload speeds are between 40.5 Mbps and almost 42 Mbps, which, in terms of satellite internet, presents great performance.

“Once these satellites reach their target position, we will be able to launch a fairly broad public beta in the northern United States and hopefully in the southern United States. Canada», He wrote on the social network twitter.

“Other countries will follow as soon as we receive regulatory approval,” he added.

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