Starlink for RVs
Generally, a Starlink internet connection is offered as a residential service, which costs around $110 a month, in addition to the installation cost and kit price. The standard satellite dish costs users around $599, and it also comes with all the connectivity gear you need to mount it on a high surface. This connection was so far locked to the initial location of mounting, so you could not take it with you to another location and configure the same.
With Starlink for RV, this gear becomes mobile and quite a bit expensive. The upgrades satellite dish to maintain a strong signal while on the move will cost you around $2500. The price of the monthly internet plan also goes up to $135. This service is now available to any new or existing customers across all the serviceable areas in North America, Europe, Australia, Japan and South America. This way, people with multiple residences, RV travellers, truck drivers, and other commercial and governmental contracts can now benefit from round-the-clock connectivity wherever they go.
A similar service is also now on offer to people at sea, who can place a similar, new satellite dish on their private boats, luxury yachts, cruise ships, shipping vessels, and even governmental and defence ships. Of course, adding service to such an isolated yet massive area will also cost a bit more due to the lack of serviceable customers and general operational costs. So, the internet plan will cost you $5000 per month. This will still be a lot more affordable than what people usually have to contend with. In fact, Royal Caribbean, the cruise ship conglomerate, has already announced that they will be offering this service on their entire fleet in the coming months.
We have already mentioned this once before. The cost of high-speed internet on aeroplanes will be around $12,500 to $25,000 per month, depending on the number of flights and individual connections. Starlink promises speeds of up to 350MBPS speeds with unlimited downloads. This will enable all sorts of internet activities, such as video calls, online gaming, virtual private networks and general music and movie streaming.
All of these services bring a new meaning to the term globally connected. We can't wait to test them out for ourselves and see if they are worth the cost.