Elon Musk says SpaceX is in talks to provide in-flight Starlink internet, and it will be even faster than customers are accustomed to.
Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink internet service will finally exit beta next month.
Starlink is undergoing rapid expansion, shipping 100,000 terminals to customers in 14 countries.
Starlink may be the new kid on the block in the broadband industry, but it’s already giving traditional companies a run for their money.
Elon Musk talked about the status of Starlink, along with his expectations for the future, including his belief the service will have 500,000 users in 12 months.
SpaceX is planning on providing global internet coverage by September, via its Starlink satellite constellation.
SpaceX is in talks with “several of the airlines” to provide in-flight WiFi using the company’s Starlink satellite internet service.
Google is partnering with SpaceX to provide cloud and internet services, in combination with the latter’s Starlink satellite internet.
Elon Musk has disclosed that Starlink has received more than 500,000 orders, most of which will be filled.
The Federal Communications Commission has granted SpaceX permission to launch satellites at a lower altitude.