Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has today hinted in a Tweet posted earlier that the highly-anticipated public beta of Starlink satellite internet service will also be rolling out in Southern Canada, Tesla North is reporting.
Musk’s tweet, which came after SpaceX launched another 60 Starlink satellites this morning ahead of Starlink internet’s public beta launch, noted that once these satellites reach their target position, “we will be able to roll out a fairly wide public beta in northern US & hopefully southern Canada.”
Musk continued that the service will roll out to other countries “as soon as we receive regulatory approval.”
Once these satellites reach their target position, we will be able to roll out a fairly wide public beta in northern US & hopefully southern Canada. Other countries to follow as soon as we receive regulatory approval.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk)
In its initial private beta testing, the service has demonstrated low latency and download speeds in excess of 100Mbps, which is fast enough to stream multiple HD movies at once and still have bandwidth to spare.
The company has been encouraging people in Canada and the USA to apply for the public beta via its Starlink website.