STOCKHOLM — Amazon is launching a new satellite service, Starlink, with a few major upgrades.
The launch is expected to happen Friday afternoon in Seattle.
Starlink is a new way to get internet, which is meant to replace the old way of paying for internet with credit cards.
Amazon says the service will cost $35 a month.
The company says the goal is to help people get internet access when they need it most.
“We’re not interested in making money,” Amazon said in a statement.
“We are interested in giving people access to the internet at a price they can afford.”
Amazon has been trying to get customers to buy its internet service, dubbed the Echo Dot, since last year.
The company said the Echo was sold out in just a few weeks and that its online streaming service, Amazon Prime Video, was also off to a slow start.
But this is the first time Amazon has launched a service with a $35 price tag.
The Echo Dot costs $199.99.
The service will allow people to get a faster internet connection than traditional broadband, according to Amazon.
Customers can also stream TV and other content from Amazon Prime members or use Amazon’s own streaming service.