Internet via Starlink impresses beta testers

Despite the warning that beta testers receive about speed and latency problems, the performance of the Starlink satellite internet has been surprising – especially users in rural areas, who suffer from the poor quality of internet services. Only one thing remains to be desired: the “brief periods without connectivity” – but the problem, warned from the beginning, must be corrected in a short time.

Call of Better than Nothing (“Better than Nothing”), SpaceX’s beta phase of the internet service was launched a month ago, and is beginning to receive the first reviews.

“Link stability is an issue. It varies enough to disconnect us from sensitive servers every 5-10 minutes, but services like Netflix [que tem armazenamento em buffer que mantém o filme rodando, mesmo quando a internet cai] are working perfectly, ”said Reddit user Exodatum.

The Starlink antenna has done well under very bad weather.The Starlink antenna has done well under very bad weather.Source: Reddit / Exodatum / Reproduction

According to him, the falling snow can affect the service (his antenna is planted on a table in the backyard of the house): “The heavy clouds interrupted some of today’s transmissions.”

Beta testers living in bad weather say the internet in the Starlink constellation has done well. According to user Curtis Nims told the PCMag, “I uploaded a YouTube video over the Starlink network during a storm. Still, the connection still reached 113 Mbps for downloads and 15 Mbps for uploads.”

Neither snow, ice, and, above all, nor wind are preventing beta testers from taking advantage of Starlink's services.Neither snow, ice, and, above all, nor wind are preventing beta testers from taking advantage of Starlink’s services.Source: Reddit / karlsays1 / Reproduction

Starlink: Test phase

The most enthusiastic about Starlink are testers in rural areas, forced to use poor broadband services – in some cities, the only provider available offers low speeds at an average cost of $ 100 a month.

One of the big questions is whether Starlink will be able to maintain the offered speeds and bandwidth when it starts serving millions of consumers, when the beta phase ends.

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The company continues to send satellites to Earth’s orbit, increasing its area of ​​operation (expected to reach the southern United States and Canada in the coming months) and calling more users to its testing program.

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