Starlink, after what appeared to be a quick summer break, is now back in market expansion mode. Today, it launched in The Bahamas. 🇧🇸
The launch in The Bahamas represents Starlink’s 62st available market and 17th expansion in 2023 alone.
The Residential package, Starlink’s most commonly adopted plan, is priced at BSD 55 (essentially the same in USD) per month.
Customers are also charged a regulatory fee of BSD 18 / month, which Starlink claims to try and work with the Bahamian government to reduce that fee.
Additionally, subscribers pay a one-time hardware fee of BSD 545, plus shipment and handling fees of BSD 23.
Make sure to check our global price list for an updated version of all the countries Starlink is available in as well as how much it charges in each of those locations.
While The Bahamas, with a population of around 400,000 people, only represent a small local opportunity, it’s still a popular docking spot for sailors across the globe.
Those sailors have traditionally enjoyed high speeds as they took advantage of Starlink’s Global Roam or Mobile Priority offering. Now, they will have to compete for bandwidth with the country’s local citizen.
Interestingly, some users of popular Facebook groups like Starlink On Boats have pointed out that they were previously using a US Regional Roam plan without being cut off.
As a result, Starlink has priced its Mobility options accordingly, pricing them equally the ones offered in North America.
Back in February 2023, the country’s Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) granted Starlink a license to operate in The Bahamas.
Within the region, Starlink is soon (Q3 2023) expected to launch in Costa Rica. 2024 launches for Honduras, Antigua and Barbuda, or Saint Kitts and Nevis are also on the docker.