SpaceX Now Has 100,000 Customers Signed Up To Starlink’s Internet Plan

SpaceX Now Has 100,000 Customers Signed Up To Starlink’s Internet Plan

Internet Startup Starlink currently has 100,000 customers who have signed for its program. Elon Musk announced the new feat on Monday, August 23 via a tweet.

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The company now serves about 12 countries with its internet connectivity. To sign up, simply visit its website and input your service address.

Its minimal physical dish and accessories retail for $499. While a monthly subscription goes for $99 in the United States of America. Additional shipping & handling costs $50, and tax amounts to $33.

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There’s a caveat though, “Depending on location, some orders may take six months or more to fulfil.” So actual shipment might take a lot longer to arrive.

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Starlink is looking to acquire satellite startup Swarm Technologies. This is an almost done deal that requires just the Federal Communications Commission approval.

Swarm Technologies

Swarm Technologies had on August 6th filed with the FCC requesting approval to shift ownership to SpaceX. The satellite startup would then be an owned subsidiary of SpaceX.

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Swarm Technologies is a small satellite startup with an ambition to reach global affordable connectivity. This is by providing low-cost, two-way global satellite connectivity for IoT devices.

Also, in line with Starlink’s vision of providing global cheap data connectivity even in remote areas. Both companies are looking to disrupt the data connectivity space.

In the FCC filing, Swarm Technologies said:

The acquisition will strengthen “the combined companies’ ability to provide innovative satellite services that reach unserved and underserved parts of the world.”

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“SpaceX will similarly benefit from access to the intellectual property and expertise developed by the Swarm team, as well as from adding this resourceful and effective team to SpaceX.”

Interestingly, Elon Musk said that Starlink had signed partnerships with two “major country telcos.” Acquiring Swarm Technologies is another step ahead to grow Starlink and grow its subscriber numbers.

 

 

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