The Tesla founder brought his space-based internet provider to Central Eastern Europe.
Elon Musk promised Starlink-access to battle-weary Ukraine after the invasion by Russia and he was quick to deliver on his words. Starlink is currently active in the neighbouring country, however, editors of PCWorld.hu pointed out that the service has already been accepting registrations from Hungary since last year. Now a fresh press release by the company confirmed its launch in the region, covering Austria, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia as well as Hungary.
Prospective users first have to register on the official Starlink website, before getting to the financials. Downpayment for a Starlink antenna costs 260 000 HUF with an additional 23 000 for delivery. After that the monthly fee costs 35 000 HUF which is about 3 times the price of combined internet-tv-telephone subscriptions offered by other companies.
According to SpaceX, the parent company of Starlink the service comes with a guaranteeed download speed of 250 Mbps that is probably around 100-150 Mbps according to PCWorld's speed test results. This means that Elon Musk's service is mainly aimed at those who don't want or cannot access broadband services by other providers.