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‘Starlink now available for RVs’: Elon Musk launches SpaceX Starlink Internet service for RVs and Campers

Starlink is currently providing internet to big recreational vehicles (RVs) from space without placing prospective users on a waiting list. The service is essentially equivalent to that offered to individuals and small enterprises, although it comes with certain restrictions and limits.

Starlink has expanded its internet service beyond airline passengers to include another sort of traveler. People who want to travel in RVs may get high-speed, low-latency internet from the comfort of their vehicles. It’s worth noting that customers may be required to own RVs and may not be allowed to install the gear on a leased mobile home.

Starlink provides internet connectivity on a need-to-know basis anywhere its satellites can offer active and dependable coverage. To accommodate travel plans, users may suspend and restart service at any time. Service will, however, be billed in full monthly increments. Pro-rata billing is not an option for subscribers. The service’s most significant drawback is that it cannot be utilized when the RV is in motion.

Starlink even advises that trying to connect to the internet using the company’s supplied hardware while the car is in motion would violate the kit’s warranty.

Access to high-speed internet in distant areas is unquestionably a luxury. Subscribers who choose this option, however, may have “degraded service and slower speeds in busy locations and during peak hours.” During peak hours, subscribers should anticipate service deterioration in “waitlist” locations on Starlink’s availability map.

The service costs $599 plus $50 delivery and all relevant taxes, and you must pay the whole amount up ahead. A $135 monthly membership is available. Residential subscribers, on the other hand, must pay a $99 deposit upfront and then $110 a month in subscription costs. It’s vital to know that Starlink gear cannot be installed in vehicles or pickup trucks. While safety may be the most important consideration, there may be regulatory constraints on modifications and mountings.

Source: NeoWin

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Written by Alex Bruno

Freelance space writer Alex Bruno specializes in covering China's quickly expanding space industry. In 2021, he started writing for SpaceXMania. He also contributes to publications including SpaceNews, IEEE Spectrum, National Geographic, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. When Alex was a small child, he first experienced the space bug after seeing Voyager photographs of alien planets in our solar system. When not in space, Alex likes to go trail jogging in the Finnish countryside.

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