SpaceX this week began accepting preorders for Starlink broadband, asking for $99 deposits for service that would be available in the second half of this year.
To start the process, you can go to Starlink’s website and enter your email and service address. The overall cost is $499 for hardware, $50 for shipping and handling, and $99 for monthly service, plus tax. These are the same prices charged in the ongoing beta, which is limited to parts of the northern United States and southern Canada.
“Starlink is targeting coverage in your area in mid to late 2021,” the preordering system says. “Availability is limited. Orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis. You will receive a notification once your Starlink is ready to ship.”
A $99 deposit today gives you a chance at service in the second half of 2021.Read More