The report, citing an email from SpaceX to users shared on a Reddit forum, said that the monthly fee for Starlink services has been reduced from 99 euros (about $100.64) to 50 euros. However, this big price cut comes with a new cap on bandwidth usage under a new fair use policy.
Citing an email from Starlink to customers in France, the report said the fair use policy states that all users will continue to have unlimited data, with priority given to those using 250GB and below. During periods of network congestion, users with data usage over 250GB/month may experience slower internet speeds.
In order to regain priority, these users can choose to purchase additional data for 10 euros/100GB, the report said.
The new pricing and related adjustments will go into effect on August 3, and the new fair use policy will be implemented in October.
The pilot program will “connect the most people without compromising the quality of service,” SpaceX reportedly said in the email, adding that the long-term payoff will be the same Starlink service at half the price.