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I made the leap!

NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,636 ✭✭✭✭
edited January 7 in General Discussion

I ordered up a Starlink satellite internet system yesterday. It's supposed to arrive sometime this coming week. When it gets here I'll need to go to town and rent some scaffolding to get it mounted up on a gable peak. It's gotta be better than the service we have now. Our download speeds are barely over 2.2 and upload is less than 0.5. I guess we'll see if ol' Elon knows his stuff or not...


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    BobJudyBobJudy Member Posts: 6,473 ✭✭✭✭

    I'll be interested in your results. My Centurylink, or whatever they are called now, service is about the same as your current speeds. I'll be most interested in how well it works during storms and heavy cloud cover. I have DISH network and during bad weather the dependability is kind of iffy at best. Keep us posted. Bob

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    NeoBlackdogNeoBlackdog Member Posts: 16,636 ✭✭✭✭

    I also have DISH and the only time I've had trouble is when I get a buildup of ice/snow on the dish. Usually a quick pass with a broom makes it start working again. I've never had issues with clouds or rain.

    The Starlink dish has a built in ice melting device to help keep it clear and is rated to perform down to -22 degrees. The coldest we've had here is -29 for one night last year.

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    Merlinnv12Merlinnv12 Member Posts: 1,191 ✭✭✭✭

    We have had Starlink for a year and it works great! You wont be disappointed.


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    AlpineAlpine Member Posts: 15,050 ✭✭✭✭

    I would interested in how it works for you.

    I have talked to a happy starlink customer about 2 years ago.

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    dunbarboyzdunbarboyz Member Posts: 2,171 ✭✭✭✭

    You will be amazed. I lived with Direct TV and Hughes Net for twenty years. Starlink paid for itself

    the first year.

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    Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,551 ✭✭✭✭

    good for you

    several years abck befroe it got so big my wife and I talked about it

    but now days even our slow part time non working service is doing ok no more than we really use it

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    redneckandyredneckandy Member Posts: 9,685 ✭✭✭✭

    Buddy of mine has Starlink. He likes it.

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    Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member, Moderator Posts: 66,260 ******

    It works great for my coworker.

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    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
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    bnrawlsbnrawls Member Posts: 7

    I have had Starlink for 3 months. It works great an the setup could not be simpler.

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