Finally high-speed internet for all. Last year in February, Elon Musk said that he is going to provide high-speed internet to the world. Now, Elon Musk says Starlink has enough satellites to launch the beta version of high-speed internet service.
SpaceX launched a batch of 60 Starlink satellites on Tuesday. This new addition accumulates the number to more than 700 and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk believes that is enough to launch a public beta, Ars Technica reports.
“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,” Elon Musk tweeted.
Deployment of 60 Starlink satellites confirmed pic.twitter.com/x83OvjB4Pa
— SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 6, 2020
We have no information about the dates when these satellites will reach their targeted position but it is highly likely that once the latest batch of 60 satellites gets positioned, the world should expect to get the internet as promised by Elon Musk last year. It will be rolled out in phases, most probably starting with the US first.
SpaceX is strongly committed to make Starlink a reality as well as a commercially sustainable project. Musk thinks this new venture would fetch in an important revenue stream for the company and plans to IPO Starlink in the coming years if the project is successful.