Satellite internet: Elon Musk will launch his network in 2020 -
For many months now, the private American space company SpaceX has been sending satellites all around the earth, in order to connect the entire Earth to the Internet.
A particularly ambitious project which seems to be on the right track since the paid beta is ready to be offered to average American users.
The people who pre-registered to participate in the beta phase were contacted by email in order to obtain access to the “Better than nothing Beta”.
If the proposed Starlink network is still in the test phase, SpaceX will charge them a high price for their connection since they will have to pay $ 99 per month to take advantage of satellite Internet.
Still disappointing performance
A rather large amount which will give access to a download speed between 50 and 150 Mbps with a latency of 20 to 40 ms, depending on the times and the quality of the signal.
As it stands, SpaceX's satellite network is far from living up to the promises made when the project was announced.
The download speed and the amount charged to "enjoy" it should cool more than one.
To these $ 99 per month, it will also be necessary to add $ 499 for a connection kit and to install an antenna.
Particularly high amounts given the performance of the network.
At present, the project has only 800 satellites out of the thousands planned.
SpaceX, however, hopes to deploy its offer to the whole of the United States and Canada by the end of the year.
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