SpaceX has increased the discount on Starlink hardware for Canadians, although the company has now limited it to certain parts of the country. As the company continues to expand its satellite internet service, SpaceX is also now selling Starlink hardware at Home Depot in the US.
Since March SpaceX has been offering a 53% discount on Starlink hardware in Canada, giving customers anywhere in the country the opportunity to buy the Starlink dish for $350, instead of the regular $759. SpaceX has now increased the discount to 73%, but limited it to only certain parts of the country.
According to the Starlink website, customers in “rural Canada” can purchase the hardware for just $199. The website doesn’t provide a list of which areas of Canada are eligible for the steep discount, except that it is only available in “select areas of rural Canada.”
We tested out the Starlink ordering page and the requirements don’t appear to be that strict, depending on your definition of rural. We were able to get the discount to appear in Hope BC, Okotoks AB, Moose Jaw SK, Brandon MB, Pembroke ON, and many other locations just outside of major cities. (h/t: @hkhemani)
While SpaceX is discounting Starlink hardware in Canada, the company is also now selling their hardware on Home Depot’s website in the US. First spotted by Twitter user Nathan Owens (@VirtuallyNathan), the kits are listed for the same retail price ($599) as on the SpaceX website. Starlink is still unavailable through much of the eastern US, and according to Owens it appears only customers in those states where the service is already available can place an order.
Huh, interesting…. pic.twitter.com/cvZxBxHCZP
— Nathan Owens (@VirtuallyNathan) May 1, 2023