Tesla is deploying Starlink satellite internet dishes at Superchargers

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Don’t get discouraged if you want to stream a show on a Tesla Supercharger but aren’t paying for it Premium Connectivity – You can have an official option. According To electrekTesla EV owners have spotty Starlink satellite internet dishes on Supercharger stations. It is not yet clear how many there are or if they are accessible to drivers, but the deployment involved at least Florida.

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Tesla has not commented on the rollout and is believed to have disbanded its PR team.

There are many possible uses for Starlink Broadband on superchargers. At the very least, it can replace or supplement existing connections that handle basics like payments and charger status. This could help the company deploy Superchargers faster and in more remote areas. This is important when the brand hopes to allow Charging for Non-Tesla EVs and triple the size of your station network.

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You don’t need that much bandwidth (the median US Starlink connections are around 97 Mbps) to process transactions, however, and it wouldn’t be surprising if Tesla used satellite links to provide WiFi to Supercharger customers. You usually stand long enough on a charger to watch a few TV episodes – you can stream shows without a premium connectivity subscription or using your phone as a hotspot. Network congestion can be a problem when the charger is busy, but it will be convenient and potentially sell customers at home on Starlink service.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Nerdshala,

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