Really high speed for Starlink

“SpaceX Starlink users from around the globe have been sharing via social media how impressed they are with the broadband satellite network’s internet download speeds. Most users have been experiencing download speeds ranging from 100Mbps to 200Mbps (Megabits per second) as the company advertises on its website, but a couple months ago users started to report much higher download speeds over 300Mbps. This week, a Starlink user from the province of Newfoundland in Canada shared that the network reached a new internet download speed record – it surpassed 400Mbps! They conducted an online speed test using tool which measures internet speed and latency in real-time. “VERY IMPRESSED WITH STARLINK SO FAR!” the Starlink user shared via Reddit (AtlanticQuest), alongside the speed test screenshot. The network is providing download speeds of 414Mbps, upload of 27.4, with latency of 63 ms (milliseconds). The company said upload speeds and latency will improve as it launches more satellites to outer space. The Starlink broadband constellation is currently comprised of around 1,840 satellites operating in Low Earth Orbit. ‘Just downloaded a 42GB game on steam…took 25 min…would have been 20-24 hours with my old’ internet provider, they said. The network’s speed varies “between 150-200 Mbps or better, and before I could hardly stream at 720p and now I can stream multiple 4k no problem,” they stated. ” tesmanian

Comment: I get about 90/32 on my Comcast Business circuit and Speed Test says that is pretty fast. pl

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One Response to Really high speed for Starlink

  1. TTG says:

    I get 300/45 with Verizon FIOS and that’s measured over a WiFi connection. It costs $70 a month and that includes home phone service. Far cry from a sometimes 300 baud connection with an acoustic coupler in a German public phone booth into Poland fed by a large stack of one mark coins in the early 90s.

    If Starlink is already getting 300 to 400 Mbps downlink speeds, they should be able to offer good service in a potentially dense urban market like DC and Alexandria once the full satellite constellation is in place. All depends on how many sign up for service.

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