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SpaceX filing reveals Starlink internet service has over 10,000 users – Engadget

Public beta testing for SpaceX’s satellite-beamed web service kicked off late final 12 months for individuals within the US, Canada and the UK, and an FCC software (PDF) tells us a bit about how issues are going to date. CNBC factors out the submitting, which seeks designation for Starlink as an eligible telecommunications provider, and notes that SpaceX studies over 10,000 individuals are already utilizing the service.

Starlink is in search of designation so it could possibly entry the thousands and thousands of {dollars} it’s been granted from the Rural Digital Alternative Fund to offer service throughout quite a few states. The letter additionally notes that SpaceX already has greater than 1,000 satellites in orbit (it simply launched a number of extra final night time), and that its community is exhibiting it could possibly present greater than 100/20 megabits per second connections, in addition to lower than 31ms of latency for 95 p.c of round-trip measurements.

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