Thank You, Elon Musk, for Starlink!
Starlink looks to be the high-speed Internet service rural folks like myself need.
After placing my Starlink beta test order a month ago, I received the kit today and installed it immediately. A few hours after the kit arrived, Starlink was up and running with Internet download speeds like this . . .
Here’s the poop . . .
MOUNTING DISHY MCFLATFACE (aka the Starlink dish)
During setup it took several minutes for the dish to connect to the satellites. At times I thought it wasn’t going to connect because the sky was heavily overcast, it was raining, and I had set up fairly close to our house:
My takeaway is that you need a clear view of the northern sky, but not necessarily the whole sky.
Finally, when we changed our TV streaming to Starlink, the video quality changed dramatically. We’re watching those 4K YouTube videos now. Glorious and no buffering.
If after a few months Starlink continues to impress, we’ll say goodbye to the microwave Internet service (unWired Broadband). However, as long as we have the RV, we’ll keep the AT&T Mobley and Verizon Cradlepoint hot spots as we need these when we travel away from home.
Unless, of course, Elon Musk delivers on Starlink for RVs. Can’t wait.