Users of the Reddit portal started publishing the first results of Starlink speed testing. They were able to make these measurements as part of a closed beta test of a satellite system manufactured by SpaceX.
Residents of the northern United States and southern Canada, including rural Washington State, are eligible for this test.
- Latency: 21 ms.
- Download: 45.9 megabits/s. (5.7 MB/s.)
- Download: 10.1 megabits/s. (1.3 megabytes/s.)
For ping, this was the best indicator from a series of tests – the average figure was in the region of 30-40 ms, and in the worst case it reached 90 ms
In comparison, the first-generation satellites of the HughesNet system provided download speeds of up to 25 Mbps and data rates of up to 3 Mbps with the latency of more than 500 milliseconds. Starlink has an advantage – the Internet will be present even in remote places.
SpaceX promises that the full Starlink system will deliver speeds of up to 1 Gbps with latencies ranging from 25 to 35 milliseconds. SpaceX did not disclose the cost of the terminal to the user and the monthly fee. But experts estimate that access to the system will cost around $100/month.
Many users wrote in their comments that they are now paying $150/month for a plan with a speed of 10 Mbps and 1 Mbps, so they are looking forward to the release of Starlink in the public domain to switch to it.