SpaceX releases Starlink Premium with speeds up to 500Mbps

In a somewhat surprising move, SpaceX casually released Starlink Premium today.

The service is not up and running yet, but will start deliveries at the start of Q2 2022.

Users can expect download speeds of 150-500 Mbps with the new service.

In addition, latency will only be between 20-40 ms, which puts it on par with most wired fibre optic internet services in the United States.

Starlink designed the service specifically for high demand users and ensured that users could operate even during peak network usage.

This service is intended for enterprise and business users, as the monthly cost is extremely high compared to the normal Starlink offering.

Luckily, we already have the US and Canadian costs calculated.

In Canada:

The hardware will cost $3,170 for everything needed to get up and running. At the same time, the service will be $635 per month with no cancellation or contract.

In addition, to order, you need to put down a $635 deposit.

So, the total cost with hardware, shipping and handling and tax looks to be $3,655.55 CAD plus the $635 CAD for the monthly service.

In the United States:

In comparison, our American neighbours can enjoy a Starlink premium for $2,706.25 USD  and the service will cost $500 per month after that.  The deposit for those south of the border is $500.

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