SpaceX launches Starlink in Jamaica

SpaceX has expanded the reach of Starlink once again, flipping the switch and making the satellite internet service available in Jamaica. The activation of the service comes just a few weeks after the aerospace company was granted a license to operate on the Caribbean Sea Island.

SpaceX announced the expansion on Twitter, sharing a link to the Starlink availability map which shows it is now available across the entire island.

According to the SpaceX website, Jamaicans will be paying considerably less than their counterparts in North America to access the service. The hardware will cost JMD60,500 ($540 CAD/$395 USD), and the monthly subscription costs JMD8,450 (~$75 CAD/$55 USD).

This compared to $749 for the hardware and $149 for the monthly service in Canada.

Jamaica joins a growing list of Caribbean nations that can now access Starlink. Others include the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and Martinique and Guadeloupe.

It is expected to expand further in Q4 2022 to the Cayman Islands, Haiti, St Kitts and Nevis, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

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