FCC Authorizes SpaceX to Provide Broadband Services to Boats, Planes, and Cars

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given the go-ahead to SpaceX to provide Starlink satellite broadband services to moving vehicles. This approval will allow Elon Musk’s company to further expand its services.

On Thursday, FCC international bureau chief Tom Sullivan wrote in the authorization posted that authorizing a new class of [customer] terminals for SpaceX’s satellite system will expand the range of broadband capabilities to meet the growing user demands that now require connectivity while on the move, whether driving an RV across the country, moving a freighter from Europe to a U.S. port, or while on a domestic or international flight.

SpaceX’s Starlink is a network of satellites in low Earth orbit. It is designed to deliver high-speed broadband services everywhere globally. The Musk-owned company has, to date, launched about 2,700 satellites to support the global network.

The company is currently providing the services at a base price of $110 a month. As of May, Starlink had more than 400,000 users, SpaceX told the FCC.