SpaceX’s space internet service Starlink is undergoing a controversial usage policy change. The company stated that the internet speed of users who exceed the monthly usage limit will be slowed down. It was stated that customers who want to remove the speed limit can purchase certain monthly quotas. Here is the innovation announced by the company…
Internet speed limit came to Starlink
Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet service, announced that some users will begin to slow down their internet. With the decision to take effect from December, the company will begin to restrict the internet for customers using more than 1 TB of data per month. This limit will be based on usage between 7am and 11pm.
Users who fill the monthly 1 TB internet quota can purchase an extra package if they want to continue to receive high speed. According to Starlink’s statement, it will be possible to get additional limits every month by paying $0.25 per GB. The app will initially cover customers in the United States and Canada.
Although Starlink’s new policy does not coincide with its ads, it will not affect the majority of users. According to reports from The Verge, less than 10 percent of satellite internet service users exceed the 1TB monthly limit.
It is worth remembering that this decision, which was put into effect for the USA and Canada, may be narrowed in the future. For example, Starlink, which started the internet limit from 1 TB, may reduce the quota to 700-800 GB in the coming period.
At this point, especially players and content creators need to be careful. Considering that even Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is 100 GB in size, it makes sense to postpone internet usage until after 23:00.