SpaceX's New Residential Starlink Dish Will Be Invite-Only at First

From PC Mag: Don't expect a wide rollout for SpaceX's new Starlink dish for consumers.

SpaceX will first offer this "standard" dish as part of a beta trial before making it available to all customers, according to an update on the Starlink support page.

"At this time, the ability to purchase the Starlink Standard Kit is by invitation only to a small group of early customers in the US. We are unable to accommodate order requests from customers who did not receive an invitation,” the company wrote.

SpaceX used the same approach with its “Gen 3” wireless router for Starlink that supports Wi-Fi 6. In July, the company quietly introduced the router while inviting select customers in the US to try it out—but only if they paid $199.

There’s no word on how much the new Starlink dish will cost. But it’s possible the product will be pricey since it’ll also bundle a Gen 3 router with the new hardware. In contrast, current Starlink hardware costs $599.

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