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Tesla Begins Installing SpaceX Starlink at Superchargers for Free Wi-Fi, as Promised by Elon Musk

Tesla Begins Installing SpaceX Starlink at Superchargers for Free Wi-Fi, as Promised by Elon Musk

Photo: @BStarr119/Twitter

In today's world, reliable Internet access has become a staple of life. That is why Tesla strives to provide it at all of its Superchargers. The company has begun installing SpaceX Starlink at Supercharger stations in the US to provide free Wi-Fi access, as Elon Musk had previously promised.

Tesla Superchargers are located on major transport routes and in cities near various establishments such as restaurants, cafes, Wi-Fi hotspots, and shopping malls. This contributes to a good user experience; while charging, customers can have a snack, a coffee or something to buy. However, not all Supercharger stations have Wi-Fi access, so the company is looking to change that. About one month ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, in response to a question, said that all Superchargers will have Wi-Fi access.

Now @MarcoRPTesla/Twitter has discovered that some Superchargers in the U.S. have a Starlink dish installed. Starlink is a global satellite system being deployed by another of Musk’s companies, SpaceX, to provide high-speed broadband Internet access in places where it was unreliable, expensive, or completely inaccessible. To connect to satellites launched by SpaceX into orbit, customers on Earth must set up a small satellite dish to receive the signal that transmits bandwidth to the router.

@MarcoRPTesla reported seeing Starlink's satellite dish on Supercharger stations in Lake City, FL and Lisbon, CT. @1BrooklynRob/Twitter, who responded to Marco's tweet, also reported seeing a dish at a charging station in Long Island, NY. This hints that Tesla has begun to add Internet to its Superchargers where it was lacking, which is in line with Musk's promise.

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Eva Fox

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Eva Fox joined Tesmanian in 2019 to cover breaking news as an automotive journalist. The main topics that she covers are clean energy and electric vehicles. As a journalist, Eva is specialized in Tesla and topics related to the work and development of the company.

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