Human beings might be capable enough to do a lot, but truth be told, there is nothing we do better than growing on a consistent basis. This, in particular, has allowed us to hit upon some huge milestones, with technology appearing as a unique member of the stated squad. The reason why technology’s credentials are so anomalous is largely down to its skill-set, which ushered us towards a reality that we couldn’t have imagined in our wildest dreams. Nevertheless, if we look beyond the surface, it will become clear how the whole runner was also very much inspired by the way we applied those skills across a real-world environment. The latter component was, in fact, what gave the creation a spectrum-wide presence, and consequentially, kickstarted a tech revolution. This revolution, as we discovered later on, will go on to scale up the human experience from every conceivable direction, but even after achieving such a monumental feat, technology will somehow continue bringing all the right goods to the table. The same has only gotten more and more evident over the recent past, and SpaceX’s latest move gives it every bit of chance to become stronger moving forward.
SpaceX has officially announced that its Starlink for RVs satellite internet service will be available for moving vehicles starting from December 2022 onwards. Of course, the service in itself has been available for a while now, but it was notably restricted to stationary vehicles. This added luxury, however, doesn’t come cheap. For instance, whereas the standard Starlink for RV service uses SpaceX’s $599 satellite dish, using it in motion requires a Flat High Performance dish, which will cost you a sizeable sum of $2,500 and that, by the way, is without including the transportation and handling fee. Talk about the subscription charges, though, it is expected to be in a similar range i.e. $135, as before. While we are on the silver lining, it’s important to acknowledge how the whole thing is also designed to be a permanent affair, therefore despite the steep price tag, it does bring a certain amount of value to the picture.
Going by the available details, the service, at least for the initial phase, will be available in just a selected assortment of markets, and even in those markets, the accessibility of “high-speed, low latency” internet will be limited.
In case you haven’t been keeping up, SpaceX’s Starlink internet technology uses a constellation of thousands of satellites to beam internet down to customers. The idea here to supply high-speed internet in areas where conventional cable and an underwhelming fiber-optic infrastructure has kept the internet experience pretty much on the rocks.
Beyond the RVs, SpaceX will also make the new service available for various cruise ships and airplanes.