Remote areas in the province of Negros Occidental will soon experience high-speed satellite-based internet service as Space X is set to launch Starlink satellite service before the year ends.
Starlink has officially opened reservation for its satellite kit with a deposit of $99, or roughly P5,100 based on the current exchange rate. Interested subscribers may reserve through its online portal.
According to Starlink, orders will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-served basis once the operating license for its broadband-by-satellite system is approved by the Philippine government.
At present, Starlink’s low-orbit satellites were already spotted hovering the country based on data from satellitemap.space.
Starlink is designed to deliver high-speed, broadband internet, even to places where access has been unreliable, too expensive, or completely unavailable.
Without the bounds of traditional ground infrastructure, Starlink can be deployed in a matter of minutes to support emergency responders in disaster scenarios, the company’s website said.
Starlink Kit arrives with everything you need to get online including your Starlink, wifi router, cables and base, it added and requires a clear view of the sky to connect.