Elon Musk’s SpaceX has increased the speed of Starlink, the so-called “space internet.” The company, which has switched to trial testing in recent months, has now upped the internet speeds of users in the US. Starlink broke the previous month’s record, reaching speeds of up to 200 Mbps.
In February, Elon Musk said SpaceX would send more rockets into space, expand its coverage and increase internet speed. New information suggests Elon Musk has kept his word.
Starlink internet speed doubled in 3 months
The speed of the Starlink internet service reached 200Mbps, setting a new record, US-based broadcaster Wccftech reported. This result was noted as remarkable data on Starlink’s performance, although it is still in the trial phase.
In February, the Starlink speed was 100 Mbit/s. at the end of February, this figure reached 130 Mbit. Now, after Elon Musk’s promises, the speed of the internet has set a new record based on 200 Mbit. With these results, the company also outperformed rivals HughesNet and ViaSAT.
Starlink will be spreading all over the world in the coming days
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the Starlink satellite Internet service project in January 2015. The internet project, which is especially considered for those living in rural and remote areas, has now reached a different dimension and is starting to cover more areas.
SpaceX has launched more than 1,300 Starlink satellites to date, according to reports. These satellites also provided broadband service to some regions such as the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom.
In the coming days, Starlink will expand around the world with more coverage, Mustak said. However, on the price side, the figures are a little high. Users in the US currently pay $99 for this service.