Linus Tech Tips tests out Starlink

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Linus Tech Tips tests out Starlink

Postby Nuby1Canuby » Wed Feb 10, 2021 2:08 am

Ping 27, 138 Mbps download and 23 Mbps upload. Not bad for the beta with only 1,000 satellites. It will be a game changer for people in remote areas.

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Re: Linus Tech Tips tests out Starlink

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:36 am

Yeah. Heck might even put a hurt on cable companies. Competition is good. Lot's of people around here use Hughes Net satellite for TV and internet, just because they despise Comcast and their prices, or like what happened to me, Comcast won't run a cable to your house from the pole without a fee because of the distance. But Hughes Net internet speed and latency is sad.
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Re: Linus Tech Tips tests out Starlink

Postby Err » Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:59 am

I had a friend just sign up for the beta. He's been stuck on DSL for ages even though he has a house in a prime location near a golf course. I saw a reddit post where a guy was getting 11 Mbs down during a snowstorm in Colorado.

I did notice that since Starlink was rolled out, Spectrum magically started offering 300 Mbs and 900 Mbs packages. I'm on the 100 for now. I'd upgrade to the 300 but the upload speed isn't much better than I'm getting now.

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