What is Starlink Business? We Compare the Two Service Levels

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Starting in February 2022, Starlink will be offering a new level of service, primarily aimed at commercial and government customers. Dubbed Starlink Business (formerly Starlink Premium), the new service offers higher throughput, higher speeds, and priority support.

Here are the key performance differences:

Service LevelLatencyDownload SpeedUpload SpeedData Cap
Starlink20-40 ms50-200 mbps10-20 mbpsNo
Starlink Business20-40 ms100-350 mbps10-40 mbpsNo
Starlink Business
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As you can see, the new service level offers 3 times the minimum download speed and double the minimum upload speed. The maximum download speed is double the standard kit.

The antenna in the Business kit is larger, offering more bandwidth for high demand users. This also means an upgraded power supply, router, cables, and base.

Starlink Business has two cost factors to consider:

Hardware Cost

Customers will be charged $2,500 for the hardware kit.

Service Cost

The monthly service cost is $500/month.

Related: How much does regular Starlink cost?

Is it available everywhere?

Starlink Business is only available in select operating cells, just like with the standard service. Customers who have pre-ordered the standard kit are not able to obtain service faster by ordering the Business kit. Availability still remains a concern for potential Starlink customers. To check for service availability in your area, please visit the Starlink website.

Which service level should I pick?

If you are a business or government office without access to reliable, fast fixed broadband, Starlink Business can be a good solution. If you are a residential customer, it doesn’t offer much value. The new service costs 5 times as much as the standard service, but you don’t get 5 times the speed or reliability. The new service is clearly aimed at the business market. Individuals needing service at their home should pick the standard service.

When will it be available?

Starlink Business is available to order starting in February 2022 and deliveries will start in Q2 2022.

As of April 2022, Starlink has opened up orders for Starlink Business. Current orders are being shipped with the older, round dish. These older models will be upgraded for free when the new Business dish launches in Q3 2022.

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John Howard
John Howard
2 months ago

Are all of the deposit cost for business including hardware due up front?

Teresa
Teresa
3 months ago

How about service for RV parks? I have about 50 tenants and want to provide service to them. I also want to hook up security cameras in the park. How can starlink serve me?

Jason McNabb
Jason McNabb
3 months ago

This applies to my organization: “If you are a business or government office without access to reliable, fast fixed broadband, Starlink Business can be a good solution. If you are a residential customer, it doesn’t offer much value. The new service costs 5 times as much as the standard service, but you don’t get 5 times the speed or reliability.”

Is there anything published that shows how many users the residential service supports versus the business offering? We have some remote locations with only a few users so not sure if the business offering would provide additional value in some way.

Jason
3 months ago

If a business has 10 different locations, can it have one account with 10 antennas?

The place I work for is a non-profit that is located in all states. Can we have one account and 50 antennas?