Elon Musk has claimed that Starlink will have the power and efficiency of transferring data at a speed of light.
Presently, the satellite-based internet service relies on a dish, satellites and ground stations and so the company is planning to get rid of these ground stations. It is found that the ground stations have proved to be a speed breaker to fast data transfers as they take a long time to communicate with the satellites.
SpaceX CEO said that with lasers, the transmission speed is expected to be 40 per cent faster than optical fibers. So in the future we might experience blazing fast internet.
According to Musk, we can comprehend that the new technology will be able to transfer data at 180,832 miles per second. So it seems that this speed is around 97 per cent of the speed of light in a vacuum.