CEO of Space X Elon Musk teased tech heads with a tweet about Starklink—which is a global broadband service created by a network of satellites. Supposedly it will double customers’ internet connection speed to about 300 megabits per second. Additionally, Musk said that latency will drop to about an astonishing 20 milliseconds later this year (that is the time it takes to send data from one point to another).
The tweet seems to be in response to a particular Starlink customer who capture and posted speed tests of their Starlink connection at between 77 and 130 megabits per second.
In another tweet Elon Musk stated that Starlink will reach customers throughout “most of Earth” by the end of 2021. And that SpaceX is working on total global coverage by the end of 2022, after this the goal will be “densifying coverage.”
Preorders for the Starlink subscription service became available earlier this month at a cost of $99 per month.