SpaceX is not done launching its Starlink internet services in South America, this time announcing an expansion of their satellite internet service in Brazil.
As is the tradition at this point, SpaceX took to Twitter to announce that Starlink is now available across the entire country.
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) February 8, 2023
SpaceX received permission to operate in the company in February 2022, but the company needed to limit Starlink services to specific rural and local areas.
However, per the latest post, it looks like the company was granted permission via the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) to extend its services to the rest of the country. Anatel extended licences for both Starlink and Eutelsat per Telecompaper.
The extension will allow Starlink to provide services to all Brazilians, putting the country on the same level as Peru, Colombia and Chile.
Starlink services cost 530 Brazilian Reals and 2,570 Brazilian Real for the Starlink kit. Put into Canadian, the monthly service costs $136, and the Starlink kit comes in at $660.
SpaceX is not done expanding its services and is expected to announce Ecuador and Panama in the coming months. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Paraguay and Uruguay are all slated for Starlink services as of 2024.