SpaceX brings Starlink service to Martinique and Guadeloupe


SpaceX recently announced that Starlink internet is available in Martinique and Guadeloupe, extending its reach even further into the Caribbean.

Martinique internet data

Martinique is an island that is also an overseas territorial collectivity of France in the eastern Caribbean Sea. In 2019, a public initiative was launched under the name of the Martinique High Speed ​​Project (HSBB). HSBB aims to bring fiber-to-the-home technology to parts of the island.

The HSBB project encouraged Internet connection in areas of Martinique designated as “public initiative”, where private operators were not required to install their networks. The European Commission explained that the public initiative zones were not profitable enough for private operators.

In January 2022, Martinique had 240,000 Internet users for a total population of 374,400. Kepios calculated that Internet users in Martinique increased by 29,000 between 2021 and 2022. About 64.1% of the island’s population has internet access and 35.9% remain offline.

SpaceX offers Starlink Internet service in Martinique at download speeds of 200 Mbps and upload speeds of 100 Mbps. Starlink’s subscription service in Martinique costs $99.

Guadeloupe internet service

Guadeloupe is an archipelago of 12 islands in the Lesser Antilles chain of the eastern Caribbean Sea. It is also an overseas department and an overseas region of France. The Guadeloupe Region aims to provide its entire population with high-speed Internet access at a reasonable price by 2025.

At the beginning of the year, Guadeloupe had 277,000 Internet users for a population of 399,900 inhabitants. Internet users in the archipelago increased by 15,000 between 2021 and 2022. In January 2022, 69.3% of Guadeloupe’s population used the Internet, while 30.7% remained offline.

SpaceX offers a similar Starlink service in Guadeloupe as in Martinique. A Starlink subscription in Guadeloupe costs $99.

SpaceX has been steadily expanding Starlink’s reach over the past few months. He recently brought Starlink to schools in the Amazon.

High-speed Internet service is already available on all continents, with more countries connecting every month via Starlink. SpaceX is currently in talks with the Zambian president about Starlink service. The Philippines also announced the arrival of Starlink in the country.

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SpaceX brings Starlink service to Martinique and Guadeloupe


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