SpaceX Starlink Internet Now Available on JSX Flights
Following JSX’s announcement of plans to use Starlink internet for in-flight Wi-Fi, the flight carrier has officially begun offering the service.
@SpaceX began providing its Starlink internet on JSX flights this week, according to a post on Twitter from the company.
Elon Musk previously said in-flight Wi-Fi speeds would hit 300 Mbps, and the service will be available without additional costs in the weeks ahead, according to SpaceX.
Starlink internet is now set to become available in 70 of JSX’s 30-seat Embraer jets, and the service has been approved for use in up to 100 of its airplanes. The service is will be free and accessible without any login needed, according to past statements from JSX CEO Alex Wilcox.
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SpaceX has also partnered with Hawaiian Airlines to provide in-flight Starlink internet, which is expected to debut in 2023.
The news comes just a week after SpaceX received approval to launch 7,500 more Starlink satellites into orbit, this time applying to the company’s second-generation satellite design.
SpaceX has also said that it plans to launch second-gen Starlink satellites on a weekly basis in 2023, and the company is constructing Gateway Megasites across the planet to further improve connectivity for customers.
Starlink is set to implement a Fair Use data policy in Canada and the U.S. in 2023, which is expected to help sustain and even increase speeds as the service adds more users.