Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023
Starlink Brings High-Speed Internet to Remote Areas in Spain

Elon Musk’s Starlink has made a significant impact on providing high-speed internet access to remote areas in Spain. The service, which began operations in early 2022, reported a promising turnover of €1.2 million that year.

Starlink boasts the largest constellation of satellites operating in a low orbit around the Earth, enabling a consistent connection and previously impossible activities. Currently, the company operates around 5,000 satellites.

The average speeds offered by Starlink range from 50 to 200 Mbps, with an average of 130 megabits per second, depending on the location.

While the pricing of Starlink may be considered steep for urban dwellers, it is a game-changer for those living in remote areas. To remain competitive, Starlink has adjusted its pricing since its inception. The initial cost of the necessary equipment, including the Starlink antenna, Wi-Fi router, cables, and base, was €499, but it is now available for €450. Customers have the option to try the product for 30 days and return the equipment for a refund if unsatisfied.

Starlink has achieved global success with over 1.5 million users worldwide. This has led to a partnership with Telefonica, a telecommunications company, to provide businesses with high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband internet. The collaboration with Telefonica has already started in Mexico and will soon expand to countries like Peru, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, and Spain.

To connect to Starlink, interested individuals can visit the company’s website and enter their address. If located in a rural area or unsure of the exact location, Google Maps can be used to obtain a specific code that needs to be inputted on the Starlink website. The website will provide information on the total initial cost, including equipment, monthly fees, government taxes, and shipping. A deposit is required to secure the reservation.

Starlink’s arrival in Spain has brought the dream of high-speed internet to even the remotest corners of the country, providing connectivity and opportunities previously unavailable.