You can put money down on Elon Musk’s next technological venture immediately as long as you’re willing to attend. SpaceX recently launched pre-orders for its upcoming Starlink satellite internet service. Anyone who does so can pay $99 up-front just to urge their foot within the door. Just know the pre-order page on Starlink’s website says you’ll not get access to the service for quite while supported where you reside.
The site told me Starlink satellite internet would be available in my area in mid-to-late 2021 though CNBC noted that folks in some regions got a 2022 time window. As has been the case since alittle beta program started last year, the service will ultimately cost $99 per month with a $499 initial fee for hardware.
Oh, and therefore the fine print says that putting down a deposit now “does not guarantee service,” just in case you needed an excuse to attend .
Starlink claimed during a recent FCC filing that it already has 10,000 users in limited service areas of the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Our friends at PCMag got positive results when testing Starlink’s service last October but it’s probably safe to be skeptical of anything Elon Musk is involved until it delivers widespread results.
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