SpaceX has announced that it is launching its Starlink satellite internet service on private jets and airplanes, as the company looks to expand further into the inflight WiFi market.
The company is touting speeds up to 350 Mbps, which would allow passengers to "engage in activities previously not functional in flight, including video calls, online gaming, virtual private networks and other high data rate activities."
But this will come at a huge cost to private jets and airplanes looking to have this service onboard. SpaceX says it would charge $150,000 for the hardware required to connect an aircraft to the Starlink satellite internet service, while the monthly service would cost between $12,500 and $25,000 per month.
According to the company, reservations for the service would require a $5,000 initial payment, with delivery of the equipemnt and service scheduled to begin in mid-2023.