More than half a million people have pre-ordered Starlink, the internet provided via satellites from space company SpaceX,

CNBC

reports

Tuesday.

Owner Elon Musk says he does not expect any problems due to the question, he writes on Twitter.

According to Musk, the challenge will only become greater when millions of people sign up.

"The only limitation we have is the high population density in urban areas," he writes on Twitter.

SpaceX is developing a broadband internet system of 12,000 satellites with Starlink to provide high-speed internet to paying customers all over the world.

This should provide a solution, in particular in areas where there are hardly any internet connections at the moment.

Starlink costs the first users 99 dollars (82 euros) per month.

In addition, people have to pay 499 dollars (415 euros) in advance to buy the Starlink Kit.

This includes a WiFi router and an antenna for connection to the satellites.

Incidentally, users do not yet have to expect top performance.

SpaceX previously reported that the data rates vary from 50 Mbit per second to 150 Mbit per second.

There may be a delay of 20 ms to 40 ms or the internet may even drop out completely.

It is still unclear exactly when they can use the internet.

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