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Not a deal, but I thought some of you with crappy ISPs would like to know this info:

Now you can signup to become a potential beta tester for SpaceX's satellite internet service when you enter your email address and the zip code at https://www.starlink.com/

You'll get an email with the following text:

"Thank you for your interest in Starlink!
Starlink is designed to deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable. Private beta testing is expected to begin later this summer, followed by public beta testing, starting with higher latitudes.
If you provided us with your zip code, you will be notified via email if beta testing opportunities become available in your area. In the meantime, we will continue to share with you updates about general service availability and upcoming Starlink launches."


In the news: https://www.zdnet.com/article/spa...eta-users/
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I want to see Elon's face when he reads through the browsing trends.
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signed up, but I'm probably not high enough - in latitude
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Cellphone manufacturers should start thinking to include the starlink antenna in their handsets.
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Anyone have a clue where they might perform BETA testing first?
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North, Remote area,,,
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Only have Comcast in my area. I managed to get on the testing for T-Mobile home internet and that's working well so far. I signed up for this to hopefully have more options in the future.
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If you are a gamer satellite internet sucks. But in for beta!
Do you think this is going to be like Hughes net?
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If you are a gamer satellite internet sucks. But in for beta!
That's true but what Starlink is hoping to fix. We'll see what their latencies are like.
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If you are a gamer satellite internet sucks. But in for beta!
20-25ms
wired is 15ms
and when the adjust to the lower orbit in the future itll be ~8ms
and its 1-2gbps

It will do great for even competitions...
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Only have Comcast in my area. I managed to get on the testing for T-Mobile home internet and that's working well so far. I signed up for this to hopefully have more options in the future.
Same here. And Tmobile surprisingly is working awesome.
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North, Remote area,,,
Yet another reason I am glad to live in Minnesota!
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If you are a gamer satellite internet sucks. But in for beta!
HughesNet has ~500 ms latency and StarLink is claiming 15-25 ms, so comparisons to legacy satellite providers aren't all that relevant.

This should be a game-changer for remote areas - I'm excited Smilie
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If you are a gamer satellite internet sucks. But in for beta!
"With performance that far surpasses that of traditional satellite internet, and a global network unbounded by ground infrastructure limitations, Starlink will deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable."

At least read it first.
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