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Speed Boost for Starlink Coming Soon!

By Cje95 | Texas Living | 27 Feb 2021


Earlier this week I was informed I had been selected as a Beta Tester for Starlink in Texas however since I have moved to Washington, DC I have joined the waitlist for it, and service in DC is expected to commence between the middle-end of the year. While I was pretty bummed I was not able to use it now I figured that with it still being "new" it was not the worst thing and if any kinks had appeared they could be worked out by the time I was able to get the service.

 

Elon though decided he had to tease me a little bit I guess because Monday he announced how by the end of the year the speed of Starlink was going to double to 300Mb/s! The current range for the download speed is between 77Mb/s and 130Mb/s so this is a huge increase! For a while now to Elon has been saying that by the end of 2021 most of the world would be covered by Starlink. Not only though will it be covered it appears but it will be quicker than it ever has been. I would have assumed that as they spread out the coverage it would slow down but Elon wants the exact opposite to happen. 

 

As of the last time I had followed, there were roughly 3 Starlink launches for March but with the second Crew Flight in April I could see one of these March launches slipping until after the Crew Flight. Even if all 3 launches occur, only an additional 180 satellites which is of course a ton but it is getting to the point where I would expect some of the initial Starlink satellites to be "retired" or deorbited. However, maybe this is not the case and that is how they plan on reaching this huge and impressive milestone?!

 

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Cje95
Cje95

Graduated from Texas A&M in May of 2020 had dabbled in crypto since 2017 but dove in at the end of 2019. December of 2020 packed up and moved to D.C.! Huge sports fan, space nerd, and international newsreader! Follow me on Twitter @Cje95_


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