SpaceX Hires Beta Testers to Test Starlink High-Speed Internet Performance Potential testers reported some details regarding how the testing will be conducted, HiTech + reports.
According to the data, the north of the USA, the southern part of Canada was chosen as the test zone. Closed testing will begin in the coming weeks.
All test participants will receive a set of equipment consisting of an FCC-approved router, satellite dish, and mount. SpaceX takes care of all expenses, users will pay only 1 dollar to maintain a billing system.
It is noted that all testers will have to follow the instructions very accurately, since at this stage Starlink satellites will be able to provide Internet access only between 44 and 52 degrees north latitude. The company said that at first the connection may seem unstable, because they are still working on network optimization.
Recall, SpaceX announced its readiness to accept applications for testing after it sent the ninth batch of Starlink satellites into space. At the moment, the company launched 540 Starlink satellites, but some have failed or were disconnected from the general network.