Starlink user terminals actually have a heater in front of the phased array antennas inside the dish. It looks completely different from other satellite dishes, I encourage you to take a look at some pictures that people have taken who’ve received user terminals so far. From people who already have the user terminal I’ve heard that the heater for snow works great. I’m guessing it’s around 200 watts as someone took its temperature with a laser thermometer and it was around 38-40 degrees and I think the ambient temperature was around 20 if I remember right.I'm very interested. Where I live there is only one viable option, the local telephone company. Very much like your situation I suspect. Now if you'd asked 4-10 years ago, I was ready to drop my internet provider like a hot rock. But after years of complaining about stability problems they finally switched my phone lines to some that weren't faulty and it has been quite good for about 3 years now. I haven't forgotten though. I would happily subscribe to Starlink even though all the snow in my area would likely make it unreliable in winter. It would at least be a backup connection.
A lot remains unknown about Starlink still. Like what speeds they'll be able to offer, at what prices, whether there will be data caps, how the service and pricing may vary by region (and what that could mean for travelers), how badly the antennas will be affected by snow, etc. I'm also very sensitive to latency, jitter, and packet loss on my internet connection, such that issues most people wouldn't even notice will drive me crazy. It takes a lot to satisfy me, and I hope Starlink and similar services are up to the task.
Elon Musk has said he has no plans to take SpaceX public until there is a fully self sufficient Mars colony established. Starlink is meant to fund those ambitions.early star link satellites are linking back to ground boxes right now. Extra hopping up and then back down, satellite to satellite is in its infancy with few satellites up in the air.
This will dramatically improve, probably next summer, a lot better speeds will be seen. I'm looking forward to it, but I live in fla so it will be a while.
I refuse to do business with comcast, so I have to deal with an at&t copper line, but I went with an out of state isp, so I dont have to deal with any of at&t rules.
I hope there are no caps of any kind. we'll see... rates are 80.00 I believe.. may get cheaper.. this will help fund spacex tremendously. waiting for i.p.o offer ???
awful company. I had three units on the two year contract and when I ordered one more they wanted a full reset of two years on everything. When I did cancel they slammed my mailbox for years begging me back (never, ever).I despise directv. Their shady business practices were unreal. I was locked into a 2 year price guarantee. Apparently they didn't understand what a guarantee is, as they tried to raise the price up to full retail every 6 months. I will say that I had good luck with the service though, as I do with Dish now. I think it has a lot to do with getting a good tech who spends the time to align the dish perfectly, and mounts it to a very stable structure. Knock on wood.
Speaking of crappy ATT service. 90-year-old man spends $10,000 on Wall Street Journal ads to shame AT&TStarlink is now open for preorder in many northern locations.
SpaceX is developing a low latency, broadband internet system to meet the needs of consumers across the globe. Enabled by a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites, Starlink will provide fast, reliable internet to populations with little or no connectivity, including those in rural...www.starlink.com
Looks like there is a $499 equipment charge and will cost $99/month. Very exciting for rural people like me, the idea of getting broadband speeds up and down. I've been fantasizing about making that cancelation call to AT&T, who just raised the price again for my crappy DSL.
I'm just hoping it won't be an issue with my openvpn.
So far in the Starlink Beta, people have gotten an IPv4 address that is behind a NAT where incoming connections are not possible.I'm just hoping it won't be an issue with my openvpn.
It is not the size of the dish. Right now you can only use it from your registered address. Internet RVers are hoping that will change in the future. A few years ago that is what Starlink had stated. But I doubt it will ever be able to work while actually moving down the road.I see this being a game changer for people that travel