Educational Technology

November 29, 2020

From Painfully Slow to Lightning Fast: SpaceX’s Starlink Makes Rural Internet Usable

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Michael Kan, PC Mag

About two weeks ago, SpaceX began sending the first invites for Starlink’s public beta, which costs $99 a month plus a $499 one-time fee for the equipment. Now that the system is finally serving actual consumers, we’ve been wondering, does it actually meet the hype? To find out, we interviewed four beta testers, and all described Starlink as a game changer, particularly for rural internet users who have limited access to fast fiber-optic networks common in urban areas. Imagine getting a package in the mail that can suddenly elevate your home internet to 100Mbps and higher.

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