Starlink has lowered prices in France, but will impose speed limits after 250 Gbyte traffic per month

Starlink has lowered prices in France, but will impose speed limits after 250 Gbyte traffic per mont

SpaceX, the satellite provider of Starlink, had notified French users of two innovations: the subscription fee for communications services would be halved, but there would be a restriction on traffic consumption, and the speed of access to the network could be limited by reaching the 250 Gbyte threshold.

On the eve of SpaceX, French users were notified of the changes to be introduced as part of the pilot programme: since 3 August, the service fees in the country's continental territory have been reduced from Y99 to Y50 per month, with a screen of the message published in the appropriate Reddit forum, and since October, the company has introduced the Fair Use Policy, under which the rate of access can be reduced when the traffic is consumed at 250 Gbytes per month; it is possible to restore priority access through Starlink by purchasing Y10 per 100 Gbyte traffic.

SpaceX specified that with these changes it was intended to connect as many clients as possible, while maintaining the high quality of the services provided. Since the launch of the satellite service provider, Starlink has never been limited to the volume of traffic. However, in recent months, the speed of a number of North American clients has declined dramatically, probably due to the overloading of the network. The company is aware of the problem and intends to solve it by launching several thousand more satellites into orbit, but this will require the time and approval of regulatory authorities. Therefore, the current restrictive measures can only be temporary.