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October 30, 2020, 03:32:21 AM

Starlink

Started by Lazybones, June 16, 2020, 11:15:01 AM

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Lazybones

They have a sign up page for news and availability alerts
https://www.starlink.com/

Due to the position of the initial satellites CANADA is actually expected to be in the initial coverage area.

Some good info:
https://www.canadasatellite.ca/StarLink-Satellite-Internet-Constellation.htm

How fast will Starlink internet be? (note this will change over time depending on ground stations / number of sats and number of users in an area)
So far, testing shows speeds of 620 Mbps with a latency of 30 to 60 milliseconds.


SpaceX is applying for a BITS licence in canada so it can be an ISP, if you have time you can submit a comment to the CRTC if you are for or against it..

https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/CommentForm/Default-Defaut.aspx?lang=e&EN=202002799&ET=B&S=O&PA=T&PT=A&PST=A&FN=

Melbosa

Yeah I'm very interested in this for Rural Clients of mine.... and maybe even myself if it is bidirectional :D.
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Lazybones

Quote from: Melbosa on June 16, 2020, 03:51:29 PMYeah I'm very interested in this for Rural Clients of mine.... and maybe even myself if it is bidirectional :D.

I think there was a follow up from Elon that worst case is something like 100/20 in busy areas. Which is still not bad.

Tom

He also said it's not for urban areas in general for the first while. The current network design doesn't have the (final?) fancy satelite to satelite laser mesh, so the theoretical total network bandwidth is way lower than his inital claims.
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