Log Entry : Starlink date – February 9, 2021
Received an invitation from Starlink as a beta user and happily handed over my money for the initial hardware.
The Starlink hardware was delivered on February 9, 2021 late in the day and of course I proceeded to set it up to test at dusk in the snow in my backyard. Mission accomplished!
Initial testing produced speeeds of anywhere from 80-170 Meg download to 15-30 Meg upload. Much better than my current wireless to the home speeds of 25 download and 1 Meg upload.
When you compare pricing, due to the data caps and overages with my current wireless to the home Internet, I pay $179 a month plus taxes. With Starlink the monthly cost is $129 plus taxes for unlimited. Will be saving $57 a month and will get faster upload and download speeds. Moving to Starlink I can cover the initial hardware costs ($695) over the next 12-13 months.
I have only had one Microsoft Teams meeting where I was disconnected for 5 seconds or so then automatically reconnected. As SpaceX puts up more satellites this will get much better; Starlink is still in beta.
Stay tuned for regular updates on how the service works.