Why should I consider using Starlink?
Read on to discover how Starlink works and more reasons why you should take the bold step to switch.
What Is Starlink, And How Does It Work?
Satellite internet is not new, but it has always been notoriously slow and expensive. That is why Space X's new Starlink service is so exciting. Starlink is a satellite-based internet service that is much faster than anything else on the market.
Here’s how it works: Space X launches a network of small satellites into orbit. These low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites then beam high-speed internet to special antennas in people's homes. The antennas connect to a router, which provides WiFi for the home.
Starlink is still in beta testing, but it is already proving to be a game-changer for rural and remote areas that struggle with slow internet options. If you are looking for an alternative to traditional home internet, Starlink is definitely worth considering.
Where Is Starlink Available?
Starlink launched the beta stage in Australia in northern Victoria and New South Wales before expanding to the rest of Australia. There are now 20 ground stations across Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales.
How to Connect to Starlink
For Starlink to deliver the best speeds, the dish needs access to about 100 degrees of sky, free from obstructions. Everything you need to enjoy the next-generation internet is inside the Starlink box, including:
- A dish
- Mounting base
- 75' cable
- Wireless router
- Wireless router power cord
Once you switch on the router, the dish automatically powers up and re-aligns to search for the best signal.
What Are the Benefits of Starlink?
- Low Latency and High Bandwidth
Latency is the duration that data takes to move from one place to the next via electromagnetic radiation. The latency in LEO satellites is below 27 milliseconds, compared to about 477 milliseconds in GEO satellites.
- Fast Data Transmission Speeds
- Easy-To-Setup User Terminal
- Reachability in Remote Areas
As SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites, the internet coverage extends to remote regions such as oil stations and mountain-top areas.
- Reliability issues
If you're looking for an affordable and reliable internet option, Starlink is a great option to consider. With speeds of up to 1Gbps, it's perfect for streaming, gaming, and other online activities.
Considering Starlink? Talk to an experienced electrical installer to get started.