While speaking to the FCC last week, SpaceX director David Goldman revealed that the company plans to offer download speeds up to 10 Gbps through its Starlink satellite internet service in the near future, Tesla North is reporting.
Currently in beta, SpaceX’s Starlink internet service offers download speeds of 100 Mbps for its beta testers in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. However, Goldman noted that the service will be able to offer download speeds much faster than what is currently available from other internet service providers.
Goldman also revealed that there are 955 Starlink satellites in orbit, launched from 15 missions. SpaceX now plans to launch 120 satellites each month, essentially two launches of 60 satellites each.
SpaceX says it plans to increase Starlink’s download speeds from ~100 Mbps currently to 10 Gbps in the future: pic.twitter.com/PAxSbT1VD1
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SpaceX has recently made changes to its Starlink internet beta website to allow sign-ups without an invite. Users in Canada and the United States can enter their address on the Starlink website—and if eligible, sign up right away.