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Starlink Premium is now 500 Mbps at an exorbitant price

Starlink has unveiled its new Premium offer with speeds of up to 500 Mbps. An increase in performance which increases the price of the subscription and, we warn you, the bill is salty.

The company SpaceX continues to advance its project of Internet by satellites. Called Starlink, the service is evolving to make room for a new Premium offer that promises higher performance. Announced by Elon Musk on social networks, this formula is based on the new high-performance antenna to offer speeds between 150 and 500 Mbps and a latency between 20 and 40 ms. Starlink does better than its basic subscription which offers between 50 and 250 Mbps with the same latency.

Doubled performance and very high cost

The service has not only focused its efforts on the downstream rate (also called download) and announces an upflow (upload) doubled, reaching 20 to 40 Mbps with the Premium offer. As standard, you have to settle for 10 to 20 Mbps.

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This significant improvement in performance is not without impact on the price of the subscription. While the first formula was already expensive (€499 for the hardware and a €99/month subscription), Starlink multiplied the prices by five. It will cost 2,500 dollars for the connection equipment (including the dish) and the sum of 500 dollars per month for the subscription. To qualify for the Premium offer, users will also need to leave a $500 deposit to reserve the new antenna.

More efficient and stable… Starlink boasts its Premium offer

A large budget as Starlink Premium aims “small offices, shops and power users around the world” with this offer, as the brand explains on its site. In addition to offering improved performance, the company specifies that its Premium formula will maintain high speeds. “even during peak usage” and in “extreme weather conditions”. Plus, users will get 24/7 priority support. Starlink suggests availability from the second quarter of 2022.

The company unveiled a new dish with a rectangular design last year. Smaller and thinner than the original, it seems to have inspired the Premium dish. SpaceX passed the milestone of 2,000 satellites launched for Starlink in January, including nearly 1,500 are active.

China recently ranted against the Starlink constellation, explaining that Elon Musk’s satellites nearly collided with their space station. On land, the firm must also deal with cats!

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