Regardless of the type of Internet service provider, it is the speed that matters. Elon Musk is a name we all know of; most of us know him through Spa
Regardless of the type of Internet service provider, it is the speed that matters. Elon Musk is a name we all know of; most of us know him through SpaceX and Tesla – the automobile company. Starlink, the Internet service provider, goes to his name as well.
He promises customers to have exhilarating Internet speeds later this year. As if the current speeds of 150 Mbps were not fast enough, they are to go up to 300 Mbps. This was what he tweeted.
Not only do we will see an increase in speeds, but Musk believes that latency will come down by 20ms.
What is latency? It is the time a signal takes from its destination point back to its origin.
If all of this is true, Starlink will be a force to reckon with among other Internet service providers.
Starlink – Satellite Internet Service Provider
Satellite reaches where cable doesn’t. That is the advantage Elon Musk is banking upon. Starlink recently began servicing, and orders earlier this month gave it the right push. Since it is satellite-based, people in rural areas would be able to use high-speed Internet.
In fact, there will be around 12,000 satellites orbiting the earth from Starlink. Because they will be in Low-earth Orbit (LEO), the signals have to travel a lesser distance than they do for other satellites. Hence, the decrease in latency.
Impact and Coverage
Musk said in another tweet that it is going to be a global network. However, it will work best in areas with fewer people compared to the size of the region. For the more densely populated areas, the mobile network is going to be the winner.
In areas where you don’t have many options, it’s easier to grab market share. But in urban areas with plenty of options, for cable and Internet, it’s not easy.
Terms of Service
Starlink is set to charge users $99 per month with a $500 fee in advance for installation tools.
Elon Musk is optimistic for Starlink to remain on the profitable side. Moreover, Cable Agency wishes them well to reap profits within the first few months of service. There will be cheaper Internet bundles for low-income households. For now, Starlink’s service is available to people in the Northwest US, some parts of Canada, and other selected locations.
It is expected that the cost of service could be as low as $9.25 per month. That ticks the affordability check box for me.
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