SpaceX has been granted permission by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to connect to Starlink internet on airplanes, ships, and other devices

SpaceX has been granted permission by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to connect to Star ...

According to CNN, SpaceX's satellite internet service may soon be available to passengers aboard Royal Caribbean Group cruise ships.

A reduction in latency is achieved.

Hawaiian Airlines entered a contract with SpaceX in April, stating that the airline intends to expand Starlink services to some of its jets. For the longest time, airlines, ships, and trains have relied on satellites located more than 22,000 miles away.

Starlink, a subsidiary of SpaceX, has placed tens of thousands of satellites in low-Earth orbit, or just a few hundred miles off the ground. This technique, according to the company, results in a lower latency.

Elon Musk, SpaceX's CEO, has previously stated that Starlink internet is available on-the-move, tweeting that "Starlink works on vehicles in motion, including airplanes, but not yet reliably." While Royal Caribbean Group wrote a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lauding Starlink's services.

"We believe we have identified a true next-generation solution for our vessels," said John Maya, who is the first of its kind in the cruise industry. "Our partnership with SpaceX will set the standard for other cruise operators and will transform guest experience and business operations while at sea."

The public's best interest is to serve the public.

Nevertheless, the FCC argued in its letter of authorization for Starlink dated June 30 that approving the new capability is in the publics best interests. We agree with SpaceX and Kepler that the public interest would benefit from granting their applications with conditions, according to the FCC.

SpaceX's satellite system will now have a new class of terminals that will enhance broadband capabilities to meet growing user demands that now require connectivity while on the move, whether it's transporting an RV across the country or a freighter from Europe to a U.S. port.

What does this mean for the common people?

It means that internet connectivity will always be available when you go on a vacation, or travel across the country. In a recent interviewwithIE, off-grid Starlink user Steve Birch said the service offered by Starlink is excellent, but it's also a "double-edged sword."

You may consider that to be a good or bad thing, but the fact remains that the possibility of being connected will now be a universal one.But how much will this connectivity cost? We answer this and more in our article here.

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