Advanced Television

Costco Japan slashes Starlink price

December 15, 2023

By Chris Forrester

Japan’s Costco Online is selling SpaceX’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite equipment for Yen 33,000 (about $227) and a reduction of Y22,000 (approx €138). However, buyers have to move fast and order the kit by December 31st.

The price is a bargain given that Costco US continues to sell Starlink equipment at the routine $499 cost.

Meanwhile, a SpaceX filing to the Federal Communications Agency states that Starlink now has 1.3 million subscribers in the US and expressed as 59 percent of the satellite operator’s total customer base.

“Starlink now has more than 2.2 million customers around the world—of which more than 1.3 million are in the US — and is producing and selling tens of thousands of user terminals each week,” the company said. “The growth is not slowing. This year alone, Starlink has nearly doubled the number of Americans on the network, adding customers in all 50 states including the northernmost regions of Alaska.”

Categories: Articles, Broadband, Satellite

Tags: , ,