Last Updated on April 26, 2023 by Lamudi
Gone are the days when people worry about getting good internet on vacation because satellite internet is now available in the Philippines. If fast internet is what you’re looking for in a vacation rental home, it’s now easier for you to find one. This is thanks to satellite internet.
Starlink is a satellite constellate lookion system that seeks to provide worldwide internet access. This technique best suits remote, geographically isolated places with poor or nonexistent internet connectivity. This is a project by SpaceX to build a global broadband network, using a constellation of LEO satellites to deliver high-speed internet access. Elon Musk created SpaceX, also known as Space Exploration Technologies Corp., as a privately held manufacturer of rockets and spacecraft in 2002.
The satellite internet service technology that Starlink uses has been around for a while. A satellite system sends radio signals over the void of space to transfer internet data instead of using cable technology like fiber optics. Starlink users on Earth receive data from satellites in space after receiving signals from ground stations. Each Starlink satellite has a flat body and a weight of 573 pounds. The Falcon 9 rocket from SpaceX has room for up to 60 satellites.
How Starlink’s Satellite Internet Can Affect the Philippine Real Estate Industry
Starlink’s satellite internet is a game changer to both investors and property seekers. Numerous possibilities in the real estate industry may arise, thanks to the fast internet connectivity it provides that is accessible in all areas in the Philippines. Here are some of the benefits of having satellite internet:
More Investment Opportunities
Through Starlink, it’s now more convenient for property seekers to invest in a property in remote areas. This can be one solution to the Philippines’ housing backlog, as property seekers would no longer need to reside in cities and metro areas to get better internet connectivity. Investors can also explore developing rental properties like staycation houses.
More Places Can Boost Tourism
With more potential for real estate properties in remote areas, the local government units can use this as an opportunity to attract more tourists to their area. This also increases job opportunities for the local residents.
More Visibility for Local Communities
It will now be easier for small communities and public schools to communicate outside of their town. As such, this exposes their communities to more people. This can also attract investors for commercial properties and mixed-use developments, increasing the market value of properties in the area.
How to Order Starlink in the Philippines
The Philippines now offers Starlink, the satellite internet service developed by SpaceX. This might be the solution to the nation’s problems with internet access because it promises to deliver fast internet speeds at a reasonable cost.
Regardless of location, the service offers high-speed internet to consumers across the nation. You can set up the service and start making use of all its advantages in just five easy steps. That said, here are a few things you need to know to set up the service:
Customers must visit the Starlink website and register for the service before they can begin. Provide information such as name, address, and contact information. You can move on to the following step after validating your information.
2. Choose a package
Following the verification of your details, you can select one of the three Starlink packages. Different degrees of speed, data, and cost are available with each bundle. Then, pick the option that best suits your requirements.
- Standard (Residential/RV) – The standard package has approximately 100mbps and up internet speed. It is suitable for vacation houses, resorts, and mobile or container homes, businesses hosting events, and local communities in remote areas. The standard package is PhP29,320 for the hardware and PhP2,700 for the service.
- Starlink Enterprise KIT – The Starlink Enterprise KIT is for large businesses with large logistics operations. The cost of Starlink Enterprise KIT is:
Php 176,176 (starter kit plus taxes)
Php 3,824 (Data Lake and local handling fees)
Php 21,600 (VAT)
TOTAL: Php 201,600
- Starlink Maritime KIT – Like the Starlink Enterprise KIT, Starlink Maritime KIT is suitable for large maritime operations, such as shipping and cruise ships. The cost of Starlink Maritime KIT is:
Php 644,376.99 (starter kit plus taxes)
Php 5,624 (Data Lake and local handling fees)
Php 78,000 (VAT)
TOTAL: Php 728,000
3. Purchase a Kit
After selecting a package, purchase the Starlink kit that comes with the needed tools to set up the service. It comes with a modem, router, and satellite dish. A power source and (if required) an exterior mounting bracket must also be purchased.
4. Install the equipment in Step 4
After receiving the kit, you can start the installation process. Mount the satellite dish must first outside of your house, then connect it to the modem, router, and power source. Lastly, activate your service online.
5. Enjoy High-Speed Internet
Once installation is finished and your service has been activated, enjoy using high-speed internet. With Starlink, you can enjoy streaming video, online gaming, and other activities.
With satellite internet now available in the Philippines, you can now purchase or build your dream property in a quiet location.
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