How much will Elon Musk’s internet cost you in Mexico?

Starlink, the billionaire’s satellite internet provider, has obtained authorization from the IFT to provide services in Mexico for 10 years.

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June 28, 2021

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This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

This story originally appeared on Alto Nivel

Starlink, billionaire Elon Musk’s satellite internet provider, has obtained permission from the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) to provide services in Mexico.

According to what was reported by the media, the concession to Starlink for fixed satellite Internet will be for 10 years, which can be extended under equal conditions, in accordance with the Federal Law on Telecommunications and Broadcasting .

Undoubtedly, this is news that generates a lot of interest in Mexico, as it represents an additional option for renting fast and reliable Internet services, in addition to the services of Infinitum, Carlos Slim or Izzi, Emilio Azcárraga.

When will you start providing services?

According to a report by El Economista, the first to report on the IFT clearance to Starlink, the company has 180 calendar days from May 28 , when the authorization is issued, to use its services.

In other words, at the end of November, Starlink, a subsidiary of Space X , should be prepared to provide satellite Internet service.

How much will it cost?

As it is not long since the Mexican telecommunications regulator granted authorization to Starlink, there is still no official announcement of the company’s arrival in Mexico and, therefore, no information on the prices of Starlink. his service.

However, we can get an idea of ​​how much it will cost depending on how much it costs in other latitudes. For example, in the United States, Starlink Internet service costs $ 99 per month (1,961 pesos at the current exchange rate). What do you get in return? During the beta, users can expect to see data speeds ranging from 50MB to 150MB. It also cautions that in this beta there may be brief periods of no connectivity, which improves the coverage of its satellites in the world.

If you want much faster speed, you will have to buy an antenna from Starlink for a cost of 500 dollars (almost 10,000 pesos) to enjoy one gigabyte per second browsing.

Starlink says its service is ideal for rural areas or areas with little connectivity. “Without the limitations of traditional terrestrial infrastructure, Starlink can deliver high-speed, high-speed Internet to places where access has not been reliable or fully available.”

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