Starlink’s internet should be fully mobile
Elon Musk tweeted on Friday that Starlink’s internet should be “fully mobile” by the end of this year. That means customers could use it in moving vehicles or at different addresses. Moreover, Musk also announced that Starlink could exit its beta version as early as this summer. Surprisingly, more than 10,000 people have signed up to Starlink since October 2020. Although during beta testing, customers cannot move their hardware devices from address to address. This means that the beta testers can only use it where they registered it.
Surprisingly, even in freezing temperatures, high winds, and snow, Starlink has hit an internet speed of 175 Mbps, according to the users. However, for increasing the internet speed and making access of the internet to every corner of the world; SpaceX has launched 1,300 Starlink satellites into orbit. Elon Musk wants more than 42,000 satellites covering the Earth.
In March, Musk filed a case to the Federal Communications Commission for requesting to go mobile. After the permission, Starlink would allow customers to use the internet service even in ships, planes, RVs, and trucks. Unfortunately, Starlink internet could not be used in Tesla cars because Tesla is not big enough to carry the Starlink terminal as a whole.
Interestingly, Starlink will double the internet speed up to 300 Mbps. Currently, the company claims a speed between 50 and 150 Mbps. Additionally, Elon Musk’s satellite broadband internet company has already put over 1,200 satellites in orbit Also, Musk claimed in his last tweet that they need a few more satellites launch to achieve the targeted coverage. The company also need some key software upgrades for fully functional, according to Musk.
Elon Musk has announced that Starlink internet service will make web access more affordable for people in remote areas of the world. Keep in mind, after the launch of its mobile version; users have to give taxes and fees. Users will need to install the mountable satellite dish and router at their home. The fee for these is estimated at around $500.