Elon Musk’s SpaceX venture recently launched the Beta Program for its LEO satellite company, Starlink. It’s a new satellite technology that uses low-Earth-orbit satellites to deliver faster internet speeds to residential customers than traditional satellite technology can.
Right now, customers are able to receive anywhere from 50-150 Mbps depending on how far they are from satellites in the sky. However, once fully deployed, Starlink internet is anticipated to offer equal download and upload speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps. That’s unheard of for satellite internet like HughesNet and Viasat. Unfortunately, Starlink is not accepting any new subscribers until at least 2023.