Starlink is a satellite internet service offered by SpaceX, the private space exploration company founded by Elon Musk. It promises to deliver high-speed internet to underserved areas around the world, including rural and remote regions, using a network of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites.
Starlink has gained popularity in recent years, as it offers a viable alternative to traditional terrestrial internet providers who struggle to deliver reliable and fast internet to areas with low population density. The service has already been launched in many countries, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand.
In New Zealand, Starlink has gained a significant amount of interest and attention from those living in rural and remote areas who are unable to access reliable internet. The service promises to provide fast, reliable internet with low latency, making it ideal for online gaming, video conferencing, and other bandwidth-intensive activities.
To purchase Starlink in New Zealand, customers can visit the Starlink website and enter their address to check for availability. If the service is available in their area, they can then order the Starlink kit, which includes a satellite dish, modem, power supply, and mounting tripod. The kit costs NZD $799 upfront, plus a monthly subscription fee of NZD $159. There is also the option to purchase the Starlink kit from Noel Leeming as an exclusive reseller. See prices here.
After receiving the Starlink kit, customers need to install the satellite dish and modem outdoors, with a clear view of the sky. Once the system is set up and connected to the internet, users can access high-speed internet, with speeds ranging from 50 to 150 Mbps.
Overall, Starlink has the potential to revolutionize internet access in New Zealand, providing high-speed internet to those living in rural and remote areas who have previously been unable to access reliable internet.