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.