After the announcement that the satellite internet of Starlink, the company of the American tycoon Elon Musk, is now available throughout the Dominican Republic, the company made public the prices and characteristics of the service.
According to Starlink, with this service users can expect download speeds between 150 and 350 Mbps and latency between 20 and 40 ms, which enables high-performance connectivity for offices with up to 20 users, retail stores and demanding workloads around the world.
The company explains that there are no long-term contracts, data caps, or exclusivity requirements.
What’s the cost?
Starlink advanced the price of the service that includes 707 dollars (38,900 pesos) in equipment (hardware), shipping and handling RD$0.00, and a monthly service fee of 128 dollars (7,080 pesos)
The company indicates that “the price indicated above includes local taxes that add up to approximately 108 dollars.
“Order now to reserve your Starlink. Starlink anticipates offering service in your area beginning in the third quarter of 2022. You will receive a notification when your Starlink is ready to ship.
A study published on June 28 by Ookla (American Internet diagnostic services company) reveals that average download speeds for Starlink increased dramatically from the first quarter of 2021 to the first quarter of 2022 in the United States and Canada, as well as than the speeds of all fixed broadband providers combined.
In the United States, Starlink’s average download speed improved by approximately 38%, from 65.72 Mbps in Q1 2021 to 90.55 Mbps in Q1 2022.
In Canada, Starlink download speeds increased nearly 58% from 61.84 Mbps to 97.40 Mbps over the same period.
However, according to Ookla’s analysis, Starlink’s download speeds were slower than fixed broadband for all providers combined in the United States reaching 144.22 Mbps and, in Canada, 106.86 Mbps.