SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet has launched in Georgia, SpaceX founder Elon Musk wrote on his page on the social network X (formerly Twitter), APA reports.
Starlink Georgia was registered at the end of June 2022. Mid-July, the Georgian Communications Commission granted the company authorization to begin operating in the country.
Starlink is a global satellite communications system project. It was developed by SpaceX, and founded by Musk in 2002. The Starlink system is designed to provide internet access to users around the world by deploying a large number of small devices weighing up to 500 kg in low-Earth orbit.
According to the Starlink availability map, Starlink Internet is available throughout Georgia, except for its occupied territories.
Consumers connect to satellites with a small satellite receiver installed at home. These satellite terminals can be installed anywhere there is an open view of the sky. For better service, the best choice would be to install it on the antenna or on the roof. The best location for the equipment will be suggested by the Starlink application itself, which is available on Android and iOS.
The current beta service is priced at $99 per month. In addition, users will have to pay a one-time cost – the equipment, which costs $499. The equipment includes a satellite dish mount, a dish, and an integrated Wi-Fi router.
You can check whether the service is available in your area and order it on the program’s website.