Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk disclosed in a tweet Thursday morning that he’s in talks with airways to offer Starlink web for in-flight Wi-Fi service.
“We’re speaking to airways about putting in Starlink,” Musk stated , referring to the satellite-based web service challenge of his aerospace producer and area group, SpaceX. “Please allow them to know if you’d like it in your airliner.”
He didn’t disclose which airways are at the moment in these talks.
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Sure, we’re speaking to airways about putting in Starlink. Please allow them to know if you’d like it in your airliner.
Low latency ~half gigabit connectivity within the air!
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 14, 2021
SpaceX stated in April 2020 that it was beginning Starlink to “present high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity throughout the globe, together with to areas the place web has historically been too costly, unreliable, or solely unavailable,” with a objective of utilizing an online of orbital satellites “usually invisible to the bare eye inside every week of launch.”
In October 2020, Musk introduced the web service can be obtainable for beta testing all through areas in the US the place entry to high-speed service was nonetheless scarce.
The announcement from Musk adopted an e mail to customers in June touting the corporate’s “Higher Than Nothing Beta” service, which was priced at $99 a month following a one-time upfront payment of $499 for the Starlink equipment.
SpaceX disclosed in a public submitting in February that Starlink had over 10,000 customers within the U.S. and overseas.