Elon Musk says Starlink internet service will leave beta in October

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite broadband might not be considered a test for much longer. Elon Musk told Twitter users that Starlink should exit beta “next month” — that is, sometime in October. You could theoretically could use the quicker-than-usual service in more countries, or at least without the stigma of beta testing involved.

The company had aimed for complete worldwide coverage by September. To date, the beta has been largely limited to North America and parts of Europe, with notable exceptions like Australia, Chile and New Zealand. Planned expansions are so far limited to Mexico and Japan, but SpaceX has registered subsidiaries in countries like the Philippines and South Africa.

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