What happened now? Have you ever looked at your yacht and wished it could achieve pretty high loading speeds while at sea? This is a first world problem that most of us are unlikely to face. But if you have a marine vehicle with no internet, you probably won’t mind paying $5,000 a month for Starlink services.

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SpaceX Starlink has launched a version of its Internet service called Starlink Maritime, which, as the name suggests, is designed for the extreme conditions faced by boats, ships, yachts and oil rigs.

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Starlink Maritime is not cheap. First, customers must purchase a pair of durable Starlink cymbals for a one-time fee of $10,000. They then have to pay $5,000. per month to access the service. In comparison, Starlink’s RV and RV services have a $599 equipment fee and cost $110 (home) or $135 (RV) per month, although use of the latter while the vehicle is in motion will void the warranty.

As with the RV version, Starlink Maritime customers can pause the service when not in use. It also comes with no data cap, but SpaceX warns against overuse.

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The “performance goals” of the service include download speeds between 100 and 350 Mbps and upload speeds between 20 and 40 Mbps. Latency, however, is <99ms, notes edge.

Users will not be able to get a worldwide connection. It currently operates only in coastal waters in the US (including the Great Lakes, but not Alaska), Europe (except most of Norway, Sweden and Finland), Australia, Brazil, Chile, most of southern Australia and New Zealand. . Additional regions will be added in the fourth quarter.

While Starlink Maritime’s upfront costs and monthly cost are obviously very high, CEO Elon Musk notes that SpaceX was paying $150,000 a month to an unnamed service for a “much worse” internet connection to its ships. SpaceX also posted a comparison video (above) on Instagram to promote their product.

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission granted SpaceX permission to use its Starlink satellite internet system on moving vehicles, including cars, planes and boats.