Starlink unveils $5,000-a-month Internet for oil rigs and premium yachts

Enlarge / Starlink Maritime puts dual terminals on large boats. (credit: Starlink)

SpaceX yesterday announced a Starlink Maritime service that will bring satellite Internet service to large boats for $5,000 per month and an up-front hardware purchase of $10,000.

“From merchant vessels to oil rigs to premium yachts, Starlink Maritime allows you to connect from the most remote waters across the world, just like you would in the office or at home,” the service’s webpage says.

Starlink Maritime advertises download speeds of up to 350Mbps and the ability to “pause and un-pause service at any time” while being billed in one-month increments. There’s also “secure fleet management” and remote monitoring to “manage your Starlink fleet from a single portal.”

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