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Phynx 02-8-2021 10:36 PM

Starlink Internet
Got my beta invitation.

$600 one time cost for all the equipment and setup fees.

$99 a month for the service.

Reddit users report an average of ~150Mb/s and ~38ms latency. My current cable internet shows, via fast.com, ~230Mb/s, 22ms unloaded and ~50ms loaded latency. I currently pay $105 a month for my cable.

I DO eventually plan to live in a more rural home where I'm going to assume cable internet will not be available. Starlink will be my best option for if/when that actually happens for me.

I have a few questions. Based on the comparison, would you guys opt for Starlink if you had my current internet?

How much better do you predict Starlink will become when more satellites are deployed? Are we possibly talking into the Gb/s range? Will latency improve beyond that 20-40ms they're getting now? I know the engineers say it will but will physics allow for it?

Do you think beta adopters will reap any benefits once Starlink goes full public? Like do you guys think beta subscribers will have a better service or better price than public subscribers will?

I'm overwhelmingly tempted to jump onboard but I do have a single caveat holding me back. I like to play competitive games, like BF4 and Rocket League. I wonder how those would play on Starlink currently and how they'll play as more satellites get deployed.

What are your thoughts on this whole situation?

Mollocephalus 02-9-2021 12:29 AM

Re: Starlink Internet
why is internet so bad and expensive in america? I have a gigabit connection at home for 25 bucks/month no upfront cost, and soon it will be updated to 2.5 gb/s free of charge

for reference

Phynx 02-9-2021 01:13 PM

Re: Starlink Internet

Originally Posted by Mollocephalus (Post 4755696)
why is internet so bad and expensive in america?

You answered your own question within the question.

America. We love high monthly payments. Life isn't as fulfilling without them.

Your fuckin' net makes me drool.

gold stinger 02-9-2021 01:49 PM

Re: Starlink Internet

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