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Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet is already in Mexico: Prices and how to contract the service

Following the recent approval of the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT), and the Ministry of Public Finance, Treasury, the satellite internet service of Elon musk, Starlink, is ready to start offering its services in Mexico starting today, November 4, 2021.

Through an email, sent to El Heraldo de México, the company informs that “service speeds will remain between 100 and 200 Mb / s over the next several months, as they improve their system. “They also indicate that there will be short periods of no connectivity.

As we launch more satellites into space, install more ground stations, and improve our network, data speeds, latency, and uptime will dramatically improve.

How to get satellite internet from Elon Musk?

High-speed and satellite internet owned by the billionaire Elon musk, will have extensive coverage in Mexico, according to the company’s first reports, in previous months. Those interested in acquire the service must follow the following steps:

First, it must be verified if the area of ​​the person concerned is within those that Starlink will cover. To do this, you must access the official Starlink page, enter a postal code, or failing that, a Plus code that you can obtain by entering Google Maps, selecting an address and copying the code that will appear in a format similar to this “9RFC + W8 Mexico City, Mexico“.

Starlink advises that, at the moment, the service is only available to a limited number of users per coverage area.

How much will the service cost in Mexico?

Later, the company will ask you to enter some personal information Among which is included the name, the exact address and forms of payment to carry out the contracting of the service. The company adds that the initial availability of the service will be very limited, and orders will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

The initial cost of the service will be $ 2,299, The same that the user must pay immediately, this amount covers the monthly rent for the first month of the service. Likewise, it mentions that a device for connection to the network is included with a cost of $ 11,579 pesos, in addition to an amount for shipping and management of said device with a cost of $ 1,420 Mexican pesos.

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