SpaceX’s Starlink service is already serving more than 10,000 people with broadband beamed down from space. Elon Musk, the chief of California-based SpaceX, has just revealed how he sees the $10 billion project progressing over the next couple of years as the company continues with regular rocket launches to deploy its Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit. More than 1,000 of the small satellites are already in operation high above the clouds. SpaceX said recently that the current beta serviceÂ offers folks in parts of the U.S., Canada, and U.K. internet speeds of around 100 megabits per second (Mbps), but in a tweet posted on Monday, February 22, Musk said this should increase to 300 Mbps later this year. This may not be the kind of super-fast speed that some people are already enjoying, but as Musk points out, it’s a clear improvement on the kind of speeds experienced by many people living in the low-to-medium population density areas that Starlink has in its sights. Musk added that Starlink’s latency â the time it takes for data to transfer between its original source and its destination â should improve to around 20 milliseconds “later this year.” That’s twice as fast as some… Read full this story
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