Starlink is a satellite internet service operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. Starlink has over 1.5 million subscribers globally, although network capacity remains limited in many areas, as satellite deployment continues.
In this article, I will go over the most recent Starlink pricing for 2023, in the US market. I will cover the hardware costs, the monthly service fee, and break down the different service plans.
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The most common Starlink service plan is the home internet package, called Standard (formerly Residential). Starlink Standard costs $120/month, with a one-time hardware cost of $599.
There are no contracts, so you can cancel your service at any time. Starlink offers a 30 day return period.
Other Starlink Plans
In addition to Standard, Starlink offers other types of plans for fixed and mobile applications. Here is what they cost in 2023:
Standard (Residential): $120 per month, $599 for the hardware.
Best Effort: $120 per month, $599 for the hardware.
Mobile (Roam): Starting at $150 per month, $599 for the hardware.
Priority (Business): Starting at $250 per month, $2,500 for the hardware.
Mobile Priority (Maritime/Mobility): Starting at $250 per month, $2,500 for the hardware.
For more detail on all the Starlink plan options, check out our guide, Starlink Internet Plans Explained.
Optional Hardware Costs
Standard and Mobile customers have the option to upgrade from the Standard Starlink hardware, to higher performance models.
Standard users can select the High Performance hardware for $2,500, while Mobile users can upgrade to the Flat High Performance hardware for $2,500. The Flat High Performance dish can be used in-motion when using Mobile Priority data.
For more detail on Mobile Priority data and the other types of Starlink data, click here for our full guide.
If your address is in a waitlisted area, you won’t be able to place a full Standard order. Instead, you can pay $99 to reserve a spot on the waitlist.
When capacity expands in your area, orders will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis for pre-order customers.
In 2023, Starlink prices have gone up to $120 per month, with a one-time hardware cost of $599. Starlink remains the only available high speed, low latency satellite internet service for US customers. I think the target Starlink market, which is underserved rural customers, will happily accept the costs in exchange for finally getting access to high speed broadband internet.