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PC Mag By Michael Kan 6/9/2022

SpaceX's satellite internet service is embroiled in a new regulatory spat, this time over plans to let customers use Starlink dishes on moving vehicles, including cars and boats.

In a Tuesday letter(Opens in a new window) to the FCC, Dish Network argues SpaceX breaks the commission’s rules by allegedly tacitly encouraging Starlink customers to use their dishes on moving vehicles.

“An increasing number of Starlink users are acting on SpaceX’s call to unauthorized activity, and are using their Starlink terminals in motion; and some of them are enthusiastically telling the world about it, further propagating the idea that nothing is wrong with this violation of Commission rules,” Dish wrote in the letter, which follows a separate complaint(Opens in a new window) sent last month.   

SpaceX is still waiting for FCC clearance that would allow consumers to operate Starlink in moving cars, boats, and planes. However, Dish Network claims SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been encouraging users to try their Starlink dishes on moving vehicles, citing his tweets.

Most notably, Musk wrote(Opens in a new window) last month: “Starlink does work on vehicles in motion, including planes, but not yet reliably,” after the company launched Starlink RV, which is officially designed only for stationary purposes.

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SpaceX received over 30,000 Starlink for RV orders, Gamer tests Starlink on top of the Rocky Mountains [VIDEO]

https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/rv-30k

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SpaceX rolled out Starlink for RVs on May 23rd and it already received over 30,000 orders in just a couple of weeks. The pay-as-you-go service enables internet connection at any destination with active Starlink satellite coverage. "Starlink for RVs is ideal for customers travelling to locations where connectivity has been unreliable or completely unavailable," the company said. Starlink for RVs enables users to access reliable internet through the constellation of around 2,500 satellites in Low Earth Orbit.

Starlink for RVs is useful for customers who go camping often at a particular location or who have a vacation home. SpaceX offers a 'Portability' add-on feature that enables users to take their dish anywhere across the country where Starlink is available [See Starlink Map]. However, "Starlink for RVs is not designed for use while in motion," according to the company's website. SpaceX founder Elon Musk has plans to release a fully-mobile service in the future but it will require regulatory approval to use on moving vehicles.

On June 9, SpaceX shared a video of a gamer testing Starlink Internet on top of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. "Awesome to see how people are using Starlink for RVs! 30,000 orders and counting," the company said via Twitter (video linked below).

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUA5WzpX8Cw

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My son received his last week. He received it around 8 days after he ordered it.