SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell spoke yesterday at the Satellite 2021 LEO Digital Forum. The conversation turned to the Starlink satellite Internet. As it turned out, the company is not going to either change its price or sell various packages with different price tags.
We have no plans to set up tiered pricing for consumers.
Earlier, the same Gwynne Shotwell said that Starlink “will be able to serve every rural household in the United States.” However, now the cost of satellite Internet from Elon Musk looks too high – $ 499 for an antenna, power supply and router, about $ 50 for delivery and $ 99 per month. According to Western journalists, many rural households in the United States simply cannot afford such a price tag.
In February, SpaceX announced that 10,000 people already use its Starlink satellite Internet. However, rural households account for over 60 million US residents, so Elon Musk’s company still has a lot of work.