Elon Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service will make its way to India soon. Well, the good news is that you can now pre-book your connection. This development comes days after Elon Musk’s Tesla confirmed the debut of electric cars in the country.
SpaceX, an aerospace company which was founded by Musk in 2002, operates the Starlink service.
Starlink satellite internet launch date in India
Information on Starlink’s website suggests that it is planning to launch its services in India in 2022. It has not provided the exact launch date. However, you can pre-book your connection via Starlink’s official website.
Starlink availability in India
Starlink will reportedly cover most of the major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bengalurua and others. If you want to see whether it will be available at your location, you can visit the Starlink website and fill your details to check if you can pre-book now.
Starlink cost in India
For Indian addresses, Starlink has already started accepting pre-bookings at $99 (about Rs 7,300) towards deposit for the service. This payment is for Starlink equipment that will be installed at your address to access Internet service.
Your priority access will be reserved at your location after the payment is done. Furthermore, this deposit is fully refundable. So, in case you change your mind, you can still get your money back.
Starlink accepts debit and credit cards, as well as Apple Pay for payments. However, Apply Pay is currently not available in India.
Internet speeds offered by Starlink
Starlink offers speeds between 50-150 Mbps during the current beta testing phase. However, Elon Musk has announced that the speeds will double up to reach 300 Mbps by the end of 2021.
Musk also said that by the end of 2021 the Starlink project will cover “most of the world”.
Should you subscribe?
It depends on your location and whether you have access to reliable wired or wireless broadband services.
If decent broadband options are not available in your area, Starlink satellite Internet service may be something you can look forward to.