SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that a private beta for the company’s Starlink satellite internet service would begin in around three months, with a public beta to kick off roughly three months after that. TechCrunch reports: The initial beta test will apply to those located in “high latitudes,” Musk added. To date, SpaceX has said that Starlink service will initially be made available to customers in Canada and in the northern United States in 2020, with additional service expansion to follow to other parts of the world throughout 2021. On Twitter in response to a question about whether Germany counts as “high latitude,” Musk said that it does, indicating beta service at least may be available in more markets than the U.S. and Canada ahead of next year. Yesterday, SpaceX launched another big batch of Starlink satellites, bringing the total number of Starlink satellites in orbit to 422.
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