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Easy self-installation – The Starlink Kit comes with everything you need to get going: receiver, WiFi router, and cables.
Perfect for rural areas – Starlink is an excellent broadband internet service, especially where choice is limited.
Low latency – Starlink plans provide ping rates between 20 – 40 ms, which reduces buffering and idling.
On the expensive side – Upfront equipment costs and monthly service charges can be expensive.
Needs clear views of the sky – For the best signal and fastest speeds, your receiver needs a clear view of the sky.
Delayed availability – Starlink is taking reservations now, but the equipment may not ship until 2023.
Starlink offers high-speed, low-latency satellite internet service in areas across the nation with download speeds averaging 100 Mbps to 200 Mbps.
Have questions about your account or need help with your services? Check out the Starlink support page to find answers regarding your service, account, and equipment.
The most significant difference between Starlink and other satellite providers is that Starlink operates low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites. They currently show great potential for increased speeds and lower latency. To compare other satellite options, check out our Starlink vs Viasat and Viasat vs HughesNet comparisons.
Starlink does offers unlimited data , but will reduce speeds for users that exceed 1TB/mo. However, unlimited high-speed data is available for an additional monthly fee.
Starlink is designed and tested to handle a wide range of temperatures and weather conditions including snow, hail, sleet, heavy rain, and extreme heat. Starlink is not designed to handle hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, meteors, dinosaurs, or other extreme forces of nature.
The base that comes with your Starlink is designed to support a ground-level installation or a quick setup to test your internet connection. Consider a permanent installation in an elevated location, like a roof, pole, or wall if you cannot avoid obstructions or find a clear field of view from the ground level. Many customers find that a permanent mount provides the best support and service.
Your Starlink needs a clear view of the sky so it can stay connected with satellites as they move overhead. Objects that obstruct the connection between your Starlink and the satellite, such as a tree branch, pole, or roof, will cause service interruptions. Use the Starlink App to check for obstructions and find the install location that will deliver the best service. Ensure Starlink is installed as close to vertical as possible. Additional mounts and cable routing accessories are available for purchase on the Starlink Shop once your Starlink Kit is ready to ship.
While tree branches often cause intermittent service by disrupting the connection between Starlink and satellites, many Starlink customers live in an area with a lot of trees.
Prior to ordering, we recommend downloading the Starlink App and using the “Check for Obstructions” tool to assess your field of view. If your setup location has obstructions, consider an elevated install as the height improves the chances of clearing nearby obstructions.
The Starlink router supports WPA2 and WPA3 security. Older security standards will not function with the Starlink Router.