Starlink continues on this year’s expansion spree with the announcement of launching in Honduras.
Starlink expanded into 23 new markets in 2023. Overall, it is now available in 68 countries across all 7 seven continents.
In the interim, Starlink also introduced the rental option in Canada and the US (solely for businesses), managed to grow to over 2 million customers and got rid of the waitlist requirements for its Residential tier in the US.
As a result, the business has now become cashflow positive according to SpaceX founder Elon Musk, a stepping stone in his ambition to colonize Mars.
Meanwhile, the Residential package, Starlink’s most commonly adopted plan, is priced at HNL 1,500 (~ USD 61) per month – roughly the same price it charges in Costa Rica.
Hardware and shipping will cost customers another HNL 5,840 (~ USD 236) for the Standard rectangular antenna. The hardware will be discounted by 50% until December 26th, 2023.
Feel free to check out all the different prices that Starlink charges by visiting our global price list.
The discount can, in part, be explained by the introduction of the newest Gen 3 terminal. SpaceX likely wants to get rid of its existing stock in order to push the newest antenna into the market.
Additionally, Starlink simply wants to incentivize adoption. That said, even at double the price, the terminal is still comparatively cheap.
Interestingly, this hasn’t been Starlink’s first foray into the country. Back in April, Hondutel, the national fixed line provider of Honduras, signed a deal with Starlink to bring its satellite internet to areas with no cell coverage.