Got this in the email today:
This is your official invitation to participate in Starlink’s Better Than Nothing Beta program! This invitation expires on Dec. 25, 2020.
Expect data speeds to vary from 50Mb/s to 150Mb/s and latency from 20ms to 40ms over the next several months. There will also be brief periods of no connectivity at all.
As we launch more satellites, install more ground stations and improve our networking software, data speed, latency and uptime will improve dramatically. For latency, we expect to achieve 16ms to 19ms by summer 2021.
The Starlink phased-array user terminal, which is more advanced than what’s in fighter jets, plus mounting tripod and wifi router, costs $499 and the monthly subscription costs $99.
If this sounds good to you, [ order now ]
Love the name of the beta. We’re very fortunate where we live to already get 1.5 Gbps so not in the market for this. I do very like the idea of it very much though, as lots of place to live in the middle of nowhere, and this thing giving fast internet everywhere appeals to me.
Retire to that cabin in the woods, and by the time they roll out properly it’ll be up to 500 Mb/s with just 16 ms latency, which is doable.