Elon Musk says SpaceX internet service coming in about 6 months

Elon Musk says SpaceX internet service coming in about 6 months

If all goes according to plan, the public will have a chance to try out SpaceX’s satellite internet service in six months. 

CEO Elon Musk mentioned the timetable in a Wednesday tweet. “Private beta begins in ~3 months, public beta in ~6 months, starting with high latitudes,” he said. In another tweet, Musk said the German market qualifies as high altitude. 

Dubbed Starlink, the upcoming service is promising to bring fast and affordable internet to any location in the world. It’ll be particularly appealing for people who live in remote areas or underserved markets with few options for home broadband. Expect download speeds of up to 1Gbps with a latency ranging between 25 to 35 milliseconds, on par with ground-based broadband services.  Read more…

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