What is Starlink? Elon Musk’s SpaceX internet project, explained

Lighting up our skies for the first time back in April 2020, and coming to British homes as early as this year, the revolutionary US-based satellite broadband service Starlink has won licensing approval from Ofcom to operate in the UK.

Owned by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk and run through his commercial aerospace company SpaceX, the project aims to beam strong broadband connections across the globe using a network of thousands of satellites.

And back down on Earth, the Starlink broadband router (technically a satellite dish) has now been approved by UK regulators for consumer use, marking a significant step forward in connecting our homes to the upper atmosphere.

As a result, it’s safe to say Starlink broadband will be a very real option for us quite soon. But how exactly does it work? How fast will it be? And how expensive is it? Read on to find out more…

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