SpaceX's new Starlink Premium: up to 500Mbps for $500 per month

SpaceX reveals new high-end Starlink Premium satellite internet service: speeds of between 150-500Mbps for $500 per month.

@anthony256
Published Wed, Feb 2 2022 6:51 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Mar 1 2022 6:28 PM CST

I personally signed up for SpaceX Starlink satellite internet a few weeks ago and will have my connection by the end of Q1 2022 hopefully, but as I went to check the SpaceX website I noticed something new... Starlink Premium. A quick Google search and yeah, it was just unveiled a couple of hours ago.

SpaceX's introduction of Starlink Premium offers a higher-end satellite internet service, offering faster speeds of 150Mbps through to a much faster 500Mbps -- with 20-40ms latency -- while upload speeds are bumped to 20Mbps to 40Mbps. This is compared to the 50Mbps to 250Mbps on the regular Starlink service on the download speeds, while uploads are just 10-20Mbps on the regular Starlink.

But... the regular Starlink service costs you $99 per month while Starlink Premium costs $500 per month -- 5x the cost, as well as the huge $2500 for the beefier antenna and other required hardware. You'll also need to plonk down a $500 deposit for Starlink Premium.

It's not just upgraded speeds and pricing, but SpaceX also said that its new Starlink Premium service will perform better in "extreme weather conditions" -- hopefully that includes Dinosaurs stomping the satellite dish - as well as priority 24/7 support.

Starlink Premium will begin delivering to customers in Q2 2022, with reservations open right now.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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