Musk’s Starlink Internet slashes prices for some customers

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  • Starlink users in Europe and parts of the United States have reportedly been notified of a price drop.
  • SpaceX said in an email to a customer that the new prices are “intended to reflect purchasing power parity among our customers.”
  • Elon Musk is hosting an event with T-Mobile on Thursday regarding efforts to “increase connectivity.”

SpaceX’s Starlink internet service is getting cheaper for some users, according to a Thursday report by The Verge.

The post says some Starlink users in the UK, Mexico, Germany and the Netherlands have noticed their monthly price for the company’s satellite internet has gone down.

The new prices seem to vary. Some users reported that the prices went from €124 or $124 to €105 and $105 to €89 to €79.

Some users in the US said they were also told by SpaceX that their monthly cost would be reduced, while others said they weren’t, according to The Verge. The US Starlink order page shows that the monthly subscription price is still $110.

“The price reduction takes into account your local market conditions and is intended to reflect purchasing power parity between our customers,” said an email to a user from the UK that was posted in a Reddit thread. .

SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The email to customers says the price reductions will take effect on August 24. Users who have been notified of the price drop do not have to take any further action to benefit from the lower service costs, according to screenshots of the email posted on Reddit.

Price drop comes day before SpaceX plans to host a special event with T-Mobile that will include an announcement regarding efforts to “increase connectivity.”

Starlink currently has a user base of over 400,000 subscribers worldwide. The company has a network of more than 2,500 satellites in low orbit. The service is designed to provide high-speed Internet access of up to 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps to customers in rural areas and higher latitudes.

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