SpaceX, spearheaded by CEO Elon Musk, has just had its Starlink satellite internet surpass 400,000 subscribers globally.
The company told the Federal Communications Commission in a presentation last week that its Starlink satellite internet service now has over 400,000 subscribers around the world.
It was in March that Starlink said it had about 250,000 subscribers, including consumers and enterprise customers. The service began in October 2020.
The satellite network serves 36 countries so far and is aiming to add customers in most of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East next year.
Starlink is SpaceX’s network of satellites in low Earth orbit, designed to deliver high-speed internet anywhere on the globe.
Through thousands of satellites, the company is building a system to deliver faster connectivity across a wider coverage area than traditional broadband satellites.
SpaceX’s presentation was made during a call with the Federal Communications Commission on May 19 and noted that the Starlink service is active in 48 U.S. states. The satellite network is available in 36 countries so far and the company is aiming to expand service to most of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East next year.
SpaceX has launched about 2,500 Starlink satellites to support its global network.
Starlink’s base service is $110 a month, excluding the $599 up-front cost for hardware. A premium option costs $500 per month, plus a $2,500 for hardware. The company also recently added a “portability” fee of $25 per month for users who relocate their satellite antenna, as well as a “Starlink for RVs” option that lets customers pause service on a month-to-month basis.
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