Musk announced the launch of the Starlink network, as usual, he did it on his official Twitter:
“Sending this tweet through space via Starlink satellite. Whoa, it worked!!”
Sending this tweet through space via Starlink satellite 🛰
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 22, 2019
The Starlink network should provide global access to the high-speed Internet almost throughout the planet. Originally, SpaceX planned to launch about 12.5 thousand satellites into low Earth orbit, but it became known, Musk wants to increase their number to 40 thousand.
The Starlink satellite network project should provide worldwide access to high-speed Internet and be publicly available worldwide over time. Internet speed will have to be 1 Gb/second, and to use the services, users will need special equipment with an estimated cost of 100-300 US dollars.