Revealed the possibilities and prices of satellite Internet from SpaceX


Elon Musk's company SpaseX has launched a public beta test of Starlink satellite Internet. The deployment of the orbital constellation started in mid-2019. This summer, the company announced closed beta testing for employees. Now, after the launch of the next batch of spacecraft, Elon Musk said that there are enough satellites launched into orbit for the residents of the USA and Canada to be able to "test" the Internet Starlink.


Just yesterday, October 27, users who had previously left an application for participation in beta testing began to receive invitation letters. In addition, the Starlink application has appeared in the official stores from Apple and Google, which is necessary for correct antenna tuning.

The current program from SpaceX is called Better Than Nothing Beta (Better than nothing). In an invitation letter, in order not to inflate user expectations, they warn of potential problems. So, at first, the connection may drop, and the speed and latency will fluctuate in the ranges of 50-150 Mbps and 20-40 milliseconds, respectively.

To use the service, subscribers have to purchase equipment worth $ 499, as well as pay shipping and tax. Coverage will be available in the northern US and southern regions of Canada.

The monthly subscription fee will be $ 99. For comparison, the average cost of landline internet in the US is $ 65.
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 28 October 2020 15: 43
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    that again in the us 5G will not be? laughing
  2. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 28 October 2020 15: 46
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    The monthly subscription fee will be $ 99.

    Fiber costs me $ 8,85 a month. And no antenna is needed.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 28 October 2020 15: 56
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      I'm 400r and in the village ... (too lazy to watch the course of dead presidents).
      1. 123 Online 123
        123 (123) 28 October 2020 17: 20
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        I have almost 700, though it goes along with the cable. Somewhere the prefix is ​​lying around, I don't use it. It will be necessary to see the tariff, maybe it will come out cheaper laughing
  3. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 28 October 2020 16: 39
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    Well, the prices in the United States for the poor Internet. In Russia, you pay about 300-7 dollars for a speed of 8MB and no additional equipment. But the quality of the Internet in the United States is real squalor. A country frozen in development in the early 90s.
    1. Cetron Offline Cetron
      Cetron (Peteris) 28 October 2020 22: 26
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      In Latvia for an unlimited SIM card 4G 7-10 €.
  4. sannyhome Offline sannyhome
    sannyhome 28 October 2020 17: 17
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    Quote: Kuramori Reika
    Well, the prices in the United States for the poor Internet. In Russia, you pay about 300-7 dollars for a speed of 8MB and no additional equipment. But the quality of the Internet in the United States is real squalor. A country frozen in development in the early 90s.

    Is there such a concept - a necessary and sufficient condition, in our opinion - works? let it work, do not touch. Those. if everyone is satisfied with payment by checks and cash, no one will issue the Mastercard. If a person is satisfied with the life of a half-animal, who only needs to devour and have fun, no question, no one will force you to learn. Etc. etc.
    It turns out that somewhere sheriffs wander around, the same as 200 years ago, only having changed the horse for a car, and somewhere Elon Musk launches ships into space. Somewhere on the farm there is not even a shower, they wash in the river, and somewhere there is a jacuzzi and an infrared shower.
    So it is with the Internet - somewhere 2 MB for 70 bucks, and somewhere gigabit optics for the same money. To each his own.
  5. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 28 October 2020 19: 05
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    And how many dreams were there - everywhere and for free! And it looks like it - at the 4G level for 7 thousand rubles
    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
      Cyril (Kirill) 29 October 2020 15: 02
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      Nobody ever promised to use Starlink "for free" (except for the masqueraders, who are now refuting their own notions). They promised affordable (that is, inexpensive) and available in coverage (that is, including where there is no wired or mobile Internet).

      And $ 99 a month, provided that this is beta testing and the system is not put into operation even for 1/3 - the Internet is really available.
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 29 October 2020 16: 14
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        Quote: Cyril
        Nobody ever promised to use Starlink for free

        Tell that to the Maskover. Even the estimated price of $ 70 per month (typical for the US) in OK, VK and Astronomy.ru met with hostility. The estimated price was $ 5 tariff (to topple the hulking giants) and $ 100-200 equipment (Musk rivets it like seeds).
        And the fact that they are already fighting like a horse for beta shows that the tariff will be around 150, although the equipment will become cheaper. And this is very uncompetitive even for the United States, and only the Pentagon will save Mask.
        1. Cyril Offline Cyril
          Cyril (Kirill) 29 October 2020 16: 44
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          Tell that to the Maskover. Even the estimated price of $ 70 per month (typical for the US) in OK, VK and Astronomy.ru met with hostility. The estimated price was $ 5 tariff (to topple the hulking giants) and $ 100-200 equipment (Musk rivets it like seeds).

          1. Are there any examples of such statements?
          2. Price is not Starlink's main competitive advantage. The main competitive advantage is availability in places where there is no Internet at all or there is one monopolist provider who, like any monopolist, fights a lot of money. For example, in rural areas of the United States, where the Internet is often provided by 1 company, the cost of Internet services can reach $ 150 per month. Against this background, even the current price of $ 99 looks quite attractive to itself.

          "And the fact that they are already fighting like a horse for beta shows that the tariff will be around 150,

          Why should the tariff go up after the whole system is put into operation?
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 29 October 2020 16: 57
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            Quote: Cyril
            The main competitive advantage is availability in places where there is no Internet at all or where there is one monopoly provider,

            And there are very few such places even in Africa. One UN peacekeeper (Russian) posts daily in Russian forums from the CAR. Where there is no network, there is little population.

            Why should the tariff go up after the whole system is put into operation?

            Simply because it is necessary to beat off loans. And the infrastructure on Earth to operate tens of thousands of satellites will require thousands of people with American salaries.
            1. Cyril Offline Cyril
              Cyril (Kirill) 29 October 2020 17: 06
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              And there are very few such places even in Africa.

              According to statistics for 2020, just over half of the world's population has access to the Internet.

              One UN peacekeeper (Russian) posts daily in Russian forums from the CAR.

              He can live in a large city or use the same satellite Internet for this. This does not mean that in the CAR, the Internet is everywhere and for everyone.

              Simply because it is necessary to beat off loans.

              This can be done by expanding the number of subscribers, and not by increasing the tariff.

              And the infrastructure on Earth to operate tens of thousands of satellites will require thousands of people with American salaries.

              Why are there thousands of people to operate satellites?
              1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
                Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 29 October 2020 17: 13
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                Quote: Cyril
                Why are there thousands of people to operate satellites?

                Every hundredth satellite will be buggy. And it takes hundreds of programmers to fix the problems. Otherwise, the system will quack in a couple of years. No wonder a sysadmin sits in the office for every hundred computers.
                And in the CAR, a UN user cuts across the Sahel by car. Baobabs, gazelles and black porters.
                1. Cyril Offline Cyril
                  Cyril (Kirill) 29 October 2020 17: 20
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                  Every hundredth satellite will be buggy. And need hundreds of programmersto fix problems.

                  Oh, the bill has already gone into the hundreds. not thousands. Progress.

                  And in the CAR, a UN user cuts across the Sahel by car. Baobabs, gazelles and black porters.

                  He is a military man. Moreover, a UN member. Naturally, he has access to the Internet.
                  1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
                    Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 29 October 2020 17: 29
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                    Quote: Cyril
                    Oh, the bill has already gone into the hundreds. not thousands.

                    Gee. You are not a manager, obviously. For one working programmer, you will have to have electricians, accountants, cleaners and a bunch of people who are in the offices, but what they do is unknown. Their name is consultants.

                    He is a military man. Moreover, a UN member. Naturally, he has access to the Internet.

                    Duc, and the rangers nat. the parks have Internet access. From which they go to the observation satellites and monitor the movement of people (poachers) in the park. While this is Iridium.
                    1. Cyril Offline Cyril
                      Cyril (Kirill) 29 October 2020 17: 38
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                      Gee. You are not a manager, obviously.

                      Not a manager, yes. Likewise, you are not a SpaceX manager and do not know how their work is organized. For example, due to the large number of satellites and their dense placement in low orbit, it is precisely possible to compensate for the failure of individual satellites - the Starlink terminal has the function of automatic tuning to the nearest working satellite.

                      Duc, and the rangers nat. the parks have Internet access. From which they go to the observation satellites and monitor the movement of people (poachers) in the park. While this is Iridium.

                      Right. Here are just the cost of satellite Internet, which is used by "rangers in national parks" is really horse. For example, in Russia for an Irirdium voucher for 250 minutes, the price is 29 rubles. As a rule, these expenses are borne by the state, since the "huntsman in the national park" is a civil servant.
                      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
                        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 29 October 2020 19: 27
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                        Quote: Cyril
                        just and you can compensate for the failure of individual satellites

                        We are not talking about failure. I'm talking about the inevitable software failures when the satellite works, but distorts the transmitted information. Several of these satellites can bring down the system, despite the fact that the rest are serviceable.
                      2. Cyril Offline Cyril
                        Cyril (Kirill) 29 October 2020 23: 37
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                        Several of these satellites can bring down the system, despite the fact that the rest are serviceable.

                        Why should the entire system collapse if individual satellites are not working properly?
      2. cmonman Offline cmonman
        cmonman (Garik Mokin) 29 October 2020 19: 33
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        “Tell that to the Maskover. Even the estimated price of $ 70 per month ... "

        Oyo, do you feel sorry for me and / or my children / grandchildren? This is me about your statement about Starlink prices. What I know for sure is that in Russia this Internet is already banned, there is even a landing clause for the purchase of antennas / equipment. By the way, not only Starlink is prohibited, but any foreign network is not coordinated with Ros something there. You, the Russian people, are being protected from the "pernicious influence of the West." Protected the Communist Party, now Putin. And he is right - you Russians are easily susceptible! The Russian people should think with one thought, the Kremlin one, but think left and right - nizyaaaa!
  • Dmitry S. Offline Dmitry S.
    Dmitry S. (Dmitry Sanin) 28 November 2020 06: 58
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    I will not name the operator, but unlimited Internet with distribution and 800 minutes per month - 150 rubles. 500 killed raccoons for equipment and a hundred more monthly? - so this is a new laptop you can buy!