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Old 04-30-2021, 08:18 PM
 
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I keep being told by folks who have read the press releases and gone to the website and seem to believe that it is the solution for Broadband for everyone who doesn't live in a metroplex. But I have not talked with anyone who has actually used it.


So does anyone have real experience with it?
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Old 05-03-2021, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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There's a Starlink community on Reddit. They seem pretty excited about it.


https://www.reddit.com/r/Starlink/
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:37 AM
 
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There's a Starlink community on Reddit. They seem pretty excited about it.


https://www.reddit.com/r/Starlink/

I appreciate the pointer but I feel I sort of know y'all over here and have better faith in the views you express than having to learn the quirks of an entirely new group of people. I'll probably check it out (Never been on reddit before) but I would still be interested in any experiences folks here have.
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Old 05-04-2021, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I put in my order and am waiting. I've been actively reading the Starlink Reddit posts and nobody seems disappointed by it. I've seen people posting up to 300mbps downloads and latency of under 40ms.

The main issues are trees blocking the signal and very short downtimes (under a minute) for some users. You need a clear view of the sky 20 degrees above the horizon. This will become less of an issue as more satellites are launched. It is still in the "beta" mode right now and can only get better.

So NO I do not have any experience using it yet but have done a lot of reading. If you are in a situation like I am with few options (I use 4G) then Starlink will probably be useful.
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Old Today, 05:12 AM
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When I can recall my Reddit password info will check it out. It has been over 10 years since messing with SAT download links. Was able to hit the sat, but could not get a lock-up due to trees. This was prior to the "constellation" of multiple birds in orbit. Surmise considerably easier. Do have an old 8' BUD that can reach out there, but again, clear line of sight required.
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