Internet service in the sky?
Now satellite internet from Starlink, a company operated by Elon Musk's SpaceX, is ready to begin offering a Web connection for boat owners, but it won’t come cheap.
In addition to withstanding extreme cold, heat, hail, sleet, heavy rain, and gale force winds, Starlink is rugged enough to withstand rocket landings. Here’s live video captured on a SpaceX droneship at sea with and without Starlink pic.twitter.com/EKhLrjLhlq— SpaceX (@SpaceX) July 7, 2022
Customers can pause the billing cycle when they’re not using the service for long periods.
In a Tweet Thursday, Elon Musk explained the differences between the Maritime antenna and a home one.
“No, it’s dual, high performance terminals, which are important for maintaining the connection in choppy seas & heavy storms. Still obv premium pricing, but way cheaper & faster than alternatives. ... Also, being ruggedized for relentless salt spray & extreme winds & storms in deep ocean is not easy.”
I love that Starlink Maritime is the same exact thing as residential Starlink but on a boat but is priced 50x higher. smart vertical specific pricing @elonmusk— Whole Mars Catalog (@WholeMarsBlog) July 7, 2022
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