As expected, Starlink's satellite Internet service is being pursued more widely than before, and now SpaceX is soon launching its first broadband Internet service on commercial aircraft.SpaceX has signed its first contract with an airline to provide in-flight wireless Internet using the Starlink satellite network. The space company announced Thursday that it is working with other emerging satellite companies to deploy high-speed Internet on commercial airlines. The company is owned by Elon Musk, CEO of the automaker Tesla has been in talks with airlines for months to offer Starlink in-flight internet. A key point in SpaceX's strategy to attract corporate clients, beyond consumers and users living in rural areas of the world with little access to the Internet. And includes the equipment of 100 aircraft to Starlink terminals, the first aircraft connected to Starlink terminals will fly by the end of 2022. A company spokesman, however, declined to comment on the value of the deal.
SpaceX has launched about 2,000 Starlink satellites into orbit since 2019, and although the network has not yet been fully deployed, it has expanded broadband Internet services. It offers thousands of customers in a handful of countries for $ 110 a month using a set of dishes and a $ 599 receiver the size of a pizza box.
The US Federal Communications Commission is for the use of Starlink in aircraft and ships, and has previously piloted its Internet network on a handful of Gulfstream jets as well as military aircraft.
According to JSX Jet, which will be the first publicly owned aircraft with Starlink Internet, Starlink on JSX aircraft will provide customers with Wi-Fi at no cost and "no need to log in or other complexities associated with older systems."
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