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Re: Starlink Starts to Deliver on Its Promise
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2021, 12:09:00 AM »
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BTW, I rec'd the "First come, first serve" Starlink email yesterday.

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Re: Starlink Starts to Deliver on Its Promise
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2021, 02:12:40 AM »
How's your cell signal there?

We don't have one. I climbed up 125 feet in a tree with a booster and antenna and still got zero. I could try one of the other trees, but on the ground at the house it's zero. You can't boost zero because the laws of multiplication, sadly, still apply: zero times anything is zero.

So, while the rest of the world gets faster internet, we continue to lose options.

It does look like the monthly quota on the satellite plans are better than they were, but the general consensus is that satellite is bad in good times and horrid in times of congestion. That was our previous experience - worked okay from 9am to 3pm, but once people on the east coast started getting home from work and using their connections, it became unusable.

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Re: Starlink Starts to Deliver on Its Promise
« Reply #17 on: February 19, 2021, 02:18:40 AM »
>east

Yeah, but that wasn't with 10,000 satellites in the network.

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Re: Starlink Starts to Deliver on Its Promise
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2021, 03:45:38 AM »
No, I'm talking about classic geo-synchronous satellite, which is what we're probably going to have to go with here.

From what I've read, in this phase, Starlink requires a clear view of the sky down to 20 degrees and in the next phase that will steepen to 40 degrees. We *might* pull it off at 40, but not at 20.

But even so, people moving from Viasat to Starlink will help the Viasat customers in the short term... then make things very expensive, which I guess is what has happened to our T1

In any case, I'm waiting for official word to find out if we have another alternative, but it doesn't look good. So we'll need some solution in the near term until there's another option.

We'll see... I'm still hoping that I have misunderstood AT&T's letter :-)
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Re: Starlink Starts to Deliver on Its Promise
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2021, 05:13:26 AM »
Starlink kit arrived today! 15 minute later I'm up and running, seriously amazed at how easy that was. Uploaded this through starlink here in rural southwest Michigan.

https://old.reddit.com/r/Starlink/comments/lmxsnp/starlink_kit_arrived_today_15_minute_later_im_up/

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Re: Starlink Starts to Deliver on Its Promise
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2021, 03:30:23 PM »
Starlink said mid to late summer for us. By that time we’ll probably be stuck in a three year geostationary satellite plan. But we’ll definitely pay for both if Starlink works.