What is Starlink: how much does it cost in Chile and how Elon Musk's Internet works

Since 2021, the Starlink kit and the monthly service can be purchased in Chile, the new way to connect to the Internet, produced by the SpaceX company, created by billionaire Elon Musk. The device with the program has a (one-time) price of almost $600,000, while the monthly service costs almost $100,000.

Elon Musk has become, this year 2022, the richest man on the planet thanks to his companies. One of the tycoon’s creations with over $250 billion in his pocket is Starlink, an Internet network that reaches every corner of the planetand that in Chile exceeded more than 3,000 customers.

According to what was published by La Tercera, according to data from Subtel, the company of the owner of Tesla, has tripled its presence in the country in five months.

The connection system promises to be a complement to current Internet networks and to allow access from anywhere, thanks to the thousands of satellites designed by SpaceX.

What is StarLink?

According to the specialized technology site, Xataka, Starlink is a satellite internet service developed by SpaceXElon Musk’s company, with the idea of ​​putting thousands of satellites into orbit to bring the service to the four corners of the world.

The devices began to be sent into the orbit of planet Earth in 2017, and already this year the number of satellites to be connected to the network from practically anywhere, provided that the necessary conditions are met, has been completed .

As Elon Musk himself said, starlink’s idea it is to be a complement to current connections such as optical fiber or 5G and not a competition for them.

How does StarLink work?

According to what was reported by the same company, Starlink enables video calls, online games, streaming and other high-speed activities which historically have not been possible with satellite Internet.

Perhaps the highlight of this new Internet connection service is that users have the option possibility to take Starlink with them thanks to the portability feature and connect anywhere on the planet.

star link It consists of a kit -previously configured- which must be connected and installed facing the sky (without obstacles such as ceilings or even clouds). Once ready, it will use signals from thousands of satellites floating in space.

These signals will be sent to the WiFi router included in the kit and which must be connected inside the house.

What is the value of Starlink Internet in Chile?

The price of Starlink, compared to other Internet services, is quite high. To acquire it, you must pay the mentioned value of the kit (antenna, router and cables), plus shipping costs, plus the program (hardware) that allows you to operate it.

Additionally, you have to pay a monthly fee for the service. Specifically, the one-time cost of the kit and materials is 576,000 Chilean pesos, while every month 92,000 Chilean pesos must be paid.

To access Starlink’s Internet products and service, you need to access the company’s official website and rent it through a virtual transaction.

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