Soon you will start getting wireless internet facility in flight too. Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has signed a deal with an airline company. In which, the company will provide in-flight wireless internet with the help of Starlink satellite network. The company has also joined hands with other satellite firms to provide users with high-speed internet access during flights.
Tesla owner Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has been in talks with airlines for the past several months about Starlink in-flight internet services. The aim of the company is to provide internet services to the users in such remote areas where, there is either very little or no internet access at all.
The company said that it has entered into a deal with JSX, a semi-private jet service, in which Starlink terminals will be installed in 100 aircraft. The company says that by the end of this year, the first plane connected to the Starlink network will be ready to fly. A JSX spokesperson declined to disclose the price of the deal.
Since 2019, Starlink has launched close to 2000 satellites, which are constantly circling in the lower orbit of the Earth, but still this network has not been completed. The company provides broadband internet service in many countries, for which it charges users $ 110 (about Rs 8,400) per month. Along with the connection, the company offers a dish of $599 (about Rs 45,700) through which satellite internet is received. This terminal dish is the size of a pizza box.
SpaceX has sought regulatory approval from the US Federal Communications Commission to operate Starlink in an airplane. Earlier, the company had tested it on Gulfstream jets and military aircraft. Jet service company JSX has said that JSX’s aircraft will not charge any fees for satellite internet service for the company’s customers.