SpaceX told that Starlink has over 10,000 customers in the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.

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The experimental satellite internet called Starlink, funded by billionaire Elon Musk, is already being used by customers.

This is what SpaceX said in their filings with the FCC (the Federal Communications Commission) anyway. SpaceX states that there have been more than 10,000 users worldwide.

Starlink's subscriber base is still not large and they have at most ten satellites in space.

All in all, SpaceX makes strong claims about the advantages of Starlink. Most Starlink customers can expect maximum internet download speeds of at least 100Mbps with under 31 milliseconds of latency.

That download speed number is crucial, as it would put Starlink's service quite well above the average download speed users receive in several states.

Starlink set out with the intention of getting the category of "Eligible Telecommunications Carrier" from the FCC. If that were to be used, the service could be available in other cities like New York and Tennessee.

Right now its only accessible in the U.S. and Canada. Starlink is very pricey and can't afford to be.

We must take Musk's various claims with a grain of salt until it's become more available. Satellite internet will not greatly improve accessibility in rural areas in the near future. It would be great if LUCC could happen, though.