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Starlink.
« on: 28 March 2024, 14:57:15 »

Our internet connection has always been poor.

It is presently run through a Huawei router.

Anyway, the name Starlink has come up as an alternative.

Anyone with experience of Starlink?....I know it's not cheap but if it works I don't mind.
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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #1 on: 28 March 2024, 15:20:41 »

Elon Musk could do with a couple of bob, so you will be keeping him from the food bank.
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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #2 on: 28 March 2024, 15:45:46 »

I know of one or 2 in rurul locations...been underwhelmed, however neither over technical.

I have heard it works better for general net access than constant streams like streaming etc,  So review your needs.

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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #3 on: 28 March 2024, 15:57:49 »

I've seen them advertise deals with refurbished kit, so keep your eye out.  :y
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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #4 on: 28 March 2024, 16:09:40 »

VPN's (legitimate business ones) are the other thing thats not always stable from what ive heard....but dont think that applies to you....and he is launching more all the time so may improve yet.

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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #5 on: 28 March 2024, 16:18:04 »

I've seen them advertise deals with refurbished kit, so keep your eye out.  :y


It looks like the cost is currently £225 ( £450 before) for the dish, and then £85 a month. Not cheap.

Elon is worth £280 billion so he could afford to make it less expensive.
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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #6 on: 28 March 2024, 16:41:04 »

I've seen them advertise deals with refurbished kit, so keep your eye out.  :y


It looks like the cost is currently £225 ( £450 before) for the dish, and then £85 a month. Not cheap.

Elon is worth £280 billion so he could afford to make it less expensive.

What sort of speeds do you get for that?  ???

That's a similar price to high speed fibre I think?  If you have fibre that is...  ::)
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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #7 on: 28 March 2024, 16:58:05 »

I've seen them advertise deals with refurbished kit, so keep your eye out.  :y


It looks like the cost is currently £225 ( £450 before) for the dish, and then £85 a month. Not cheap.

Elon is worth £280 billion so he could afford to make it less expensive.

What sort of speeds do you get for that?  ???

That's a similar price to high speed fibre I think?  If you have fibre that is...  ::)
High speed fibre is well cheaper than £85. But, if you live on a rambling country estate, Openreach aren't about to use a whole drum of cable to get to you.
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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #8 on: 28 March 2024, 17:10:28 »

I've seen them advertise deals with refurbished kit, so keep your eye out.  :y


It looks like the cost is currently £225 ( £450 before) for the dish, and then £85 a month. Not cheap.

Elon is worth £280 billion so he could afford to make it less expensive.

What sort of speeds do you get for that?  ???

That's a similar price to high speed fibre I think?  If you have fibre that is...  ::)
High speed fibre is well cheaper than £85. But, if you live on a rambling country estate, Openreach aren't about to use a whole drum of cable to get to you.

Ah yes I forgot about Opti Towers!  ;D
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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #9 on: 28 March 2024, 17:26:57 »

That's a similar price to high speed fibre I think?  If you have fibre that is...  ::)
My 500Mb synchronous has just gone up...   ...to £22 ;D

Admittedly that is a special deal, but my previous 900Mb synchronous was only £50 on a rolling month basis.

Decent fibre from altnets is significantly cheaper than services like ADSL when that first came out.  But not many have access to altnets, although more small villages have a better chance :y
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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #10 on: 28 March 2024, 17:51:48 »

That's a similar price to high speed fibre I think?  If you have fibre that is...  ::)
My 500Mb synchronous has just gone up...   ...to £22 ;D

Admittedly that is a special deal, but my previous 900Mb synchronous was only £50 on a rolling month basis.

Decent fibre from altnets is significantly cheaper than services like ADSL when that first came out.  But not many have access to altnets, although more small villages have a better chance :y

Yeah OK I'm a bit behind the times with broadband speeds and prices.  ::)

The cost has come down massively in the last couple of years.  :y
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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #11 on: 28 March 2024, 18:37:55 »

I've seen them advertise deals with refurbished kit, so keep your eye out.  :y


It looks like the cost is currently £225 ( £450 before) for the dish, and then £85 a month. Not cheap.

Elon is worth £280 billion so he could afford to make it less expensive.

What sort of speeds do you get for that?  ???

That's a similar price to high speed fibre I think?  If you have fibre that is...  ::)
High speed fibre is well cheaper than £85. But, if you live on a rambling country estate, Openreach aren't about to use a whole drum of cable to get to you.


Yep....they always pick on the most innocent. :-X ::)
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« Reply #12 on: 28 March 2024, 18:41:12 »

That's a similar price to high speed fibre I think?  If you have fibre that is...  ::)
My 500Mb synchronous has just gone up...   ...to £22 ;D

Admittedly that is a special deal, but my previous 900Mb synchronous was only £50 on a rolling month basis.

Decent fibre from altnets is significantly cheaper than services like ADSL when that first came out.  But not many have access to altnets, although more small villages have a better chance :y

I hear that Starlink is around 200 down and 13 up. No idea if that is good, bad, or somewhere in between. All I know is that our current speed is shit slow. :-\
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« Reply #13 on: 28 March 2024, 18:43:02 »

That's a similar price to high speed fibre I think?  If you have fibre that is...  ::)
My 500Mb synchronous has just gone up...   ...to £22 ;D

Admittedly that is a special deal, but my previous 900Mb synchronous was only £50 on a rolling month basis
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Decent fibre from altnets is significantly cheaper than services like ADSL when that first came out.  But not many have access to altnets, although more small villages have a better chance :y

No need to rub it in, you bastard. :D ;)
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Re: Starlink.
« Reply #14 on: 28 March 2024, 19:33:45 »

We too live in the countryside but Spain. No chance of copper or fibre ever..

Our choice is 4G or 5G ( when available)  The 5G will have roughly the same footprint as 4G . At max 20 meg 4 G works for TV streaming until “ rush hour” . Schools in/ out, work finishes, adverts on popular programmes etc etc. Up is 700k so useless for video conferencing.

Spain has a programme to enable everyone to get fast internet. We get HispaSat internet. 100 meg down and 7 meg up for 35 euros a month - Free install. It works great for tv streaming but has a big ping so no good for interactive internet gaming. We are currently waiting for technician to visit to give us a free  speed upgrade.
Our install is a 90 cm dish facing South East , cable to a good quality router

Similar technolgy to Starlink.  Starlink have offers . Look out for one……..
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