Starlink satellite internet

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Since our last update, the Starlink team has been hard at work building the systems and infrastructure to enable growth while continuously improving service quality. Below are some of the highlights:
Space Lasers
As Elon recently mentioned, the Starlink team is preparing to launch upgraded satellites that will include space lasers. Space lasers enable our satellites to transfer data between each other without having to go through a ground station. Once fully deployed, space lasers will
make Starlink one of the fastest options available to transfer data around the world.

Connecting to the Best Satellite
The team completed roll out of a new feature to all users that enables your Starlink to seamlessly switch to a different satellite in real time if communication with your assigned satellite is interrupted for any reason. There can only be one satellite connected to your Starlink at any time, but this feature will enable choice of the best satellite, resulting in far fewer network disruptions.

High Temperature Management
The Starlink team has initiated a series of software improvements that change how your Starlink responds to high temperatures. These improvements will roll out over the next few weeks and should address invalid “Thermal Shutdown” app alerts seen by some customers.

Starlink App Upgrades
The Starlink team recently rolled out several improvements that enable users to
do all of the following from the app:
  • make network name/password changes
  • enable WPA3 security
  • separate control of 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz
To date, Starlink has received deposits from almost every country around the world. Going forward, our ability to expand service will be driven in part by governments granting Starlink licensing internationally.
Thank you for being an early user of Starlink—we appreciate your feedback and continued support!
The Starlink Team
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I hope you get it soon @TonyR. I've been there, dealing with ISPs that don't want to invest the resources to fix tougher problems.

I canceled my Starlink pre-order recently because I'm moving soon. Ironically the place I'm moving to has Starlink available for immediate shipping, but I should not need it. There is "gigabit" cable service available ... if you can call internet with 35 Mbps upload "gigabit". Cable internet is notoriously bad in a lot of places so my fingers are crossed. There's also a good fixed wireless provider in the area which my parents have been on for 5+ years. But it is good to have Starlink as an option in the back pocket.
While reading old posts in order to inform another member about ISP options, I came across yours above.
Did you complete that move you mentioned?
 

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About an hour ago I got "the email" from Starlink. If you're still on the waiting list, you know what that means. I got booted from Mid to Late 2021 to... Mid 2022. I hopped on the Starlink forum on Reddit and the consensus question is, what will the next push back date be? 2023? 2024?

Anyway, T-Mobile 5g Home internet just (like two weeks ago) became available in my area.

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I jumped on a bunch of sites, and everyone is saying that what they're promising is for real. No contract, so if I don't like it I'll dump it real quick. What do I have to lose, 50 bucks (Yay?)... Here's hoping because my 6Mbps/768Kbps ATT DSL connection sucks.
 

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About an hour ago I got "the email" from Starlink. If you're still on the waiting list, you know what that means. I got booted from Mid to Late 2021 to... Mid 2022. I hopped on the Starlink forum on Reddit and the consensus question is, what will the next push back date be? 2023? 2024?

Anyway, T-Mobile 5g Home internet just (like two weeks ago) became available in my area.

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I jumped on a bunch of sites, and everyone is saying that what they're promising is for real. No contract, so if I don't like it I'll dump it real quick. What do I have to lose, 50 bucks (Yay?)... Here's hoping because my 6Mbps/768Kbps ATT DSL connection sucks.
I have it, works pretty good so far

 

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About an hour ago I got "the email" from Starlink. If you're still on the waiting list, you know what that means. I got booted from Mid to Late 2021 to... Mid 2022. I hopped on the Starlink forum on Reddit and the consensus question is, what will the next push back date be? 2023? 2024?
Same here.
Signed up June 2021, was told late 2021, today was informed that it's now mid 2022....we'll see...I don't have many options so I'll just keep hangin' on.
Meanwhile, the AT&T Fixed Wireless could be a heckuva lot worse; it's fast (25-40 Mbps down / 2.0 to 4.0 Mbps up) when compared to my 2009 to 2019 CenturyLink ADSL (1.5 Mbps down / 512 Kbps up). Just wish it wasn't CGNAT (no public IP). They allow me 320 Gb per month data for $50....not too shabby.
 
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