My Sister Mary Asks . . .
Tom… what a find!!! I’m wondering if this would work for Patty & Brad .. in Whitewater and in Waupaca ?? Is there a monthly fee or what ??
Short Answer – You betcha!
But first, Starlink is a satellite Internet service created by SpaceX and Tesla’s Wonderkind Elon Musk. His plan is to eventually offer worldwide Internet service using over 40,000 (yes, Forty Thousand) low-orbit satellites.
As of today, there are only about 1,200 Starlink satellites aloft . . . so Internet coverage is currently limited to folks living between latitudes 36.9 and 54.9 degrees. Our latitude in Mariposa, CA is 37.4 – so we “just” made it. However, as more Starlink sats are launched, this range of coverage will increase. By the way, use this link https://www.get-direction.com/address-to-lat-long.html?place=whitewater,%20wi to check your city’s latitude.
Or, just go to the Starlink web site (https://www.starlink.com) and enter your address. Be advised, you may have to try different variations of your address.
NOTE: Starlink is intended to be a rural Internet service as large cities would provide traffic congestion problems. Besides, city dwellers typically already have access to high-speed Internet service.
The Starlink kit (Dish, power supply, router, mount, cabling) costs about $500.
Starlink Internet service is $99/month.
Starlink Internet service is Unlimited. There are currently no data caps.
Starlink Internet service is Fast. Users report speeds over 100 Mbps. Just tested my speed: 100 Mbps.
For More Information
I was going to include a bunch of links, but just Google (or YouTube) “Starlink”. There’s plenty of info out there.
Thanks for the info Tom. Happy for you that it’s working so well for you.. Yes!!
I will pass on info to Patty.
Hello Tom. This is completely unrelated to this post, but I wanted to thank you for your very helpful comments about water filtration on the RV forum. I saw you got tangled in a little tussle with someone over “being helpful” with your comments. You are correct, other people do read posts, e.g. me, and find informative comments very helpful. So just a thank you from some random character out here in the etherverse. Have a wonderful day. Keith Newman