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Standard User Pheasant
(committed) Tue 23-Feb-21 21:18:04
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Re: I can now order


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Yup. The Tesla model. Guess we’ll see what happens.

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Standard User Pheasant
(experienced) Mon 01-Mar-21 14:33:21
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Re: Starlink


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Some interesting Starlink stories from across the pond.

PC Mag, Here's Where Americans Are Using Starlink's Satellite Internet Service
https://uk.pcmag.com/networking/131949/exclusive-her...

Unsurprisingly its the more sparsely populated areas getting in on the action first. You can bet the folks at Starlink are carefully choreographing this, to ensure that folks in rural locations get dibs over more densely populated areas.

PC Mag,More Americans Want Starlink Than 5G Home Internet
https://uk.pcmag.com/news/131702/surveys-more-americ...

Is that damnation of their domestic internet quality or just damning 5G with faint praise?

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Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Mon 01-Mar-21 14:41:10
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Re: Starlink


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In reply to a post by Pheasant:
Is that damnation of their domestic internet quality or just damning 5G with faint praise?
A lot of the US has no choice in ISP, and many cable cities have "slow" speeds.

Also US 5G isn't as fast as ours and their mmWave offerings are very rare (and incredibly position dependent).

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Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Tue 02-Mar-21 21:26:49
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Re: Starlink


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Interesting details about Starlink, even for the Americans it is quite expensive. The BBC South East news showed a Starlink customer in the UK a few days ago. Apparently there are about 100 Beta customers in the UK.

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Standard User Pheasant
(experienced) Thu 04-Mar-21 19:36:39
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Another successful Falcon-9 launch this morning....another 60 Starlink birds in the heavens....

https://www.space.com/spacex-starlink-17-launch-succ...

You know you're in a new era when the landings are more exciting than the takeoffs!!

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Standard User kitcat
(experienced) Thu 04-Mar-21 20:41:58
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Re: Starlink


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May be time to stop kicking our BB infrastructure providers quite so much. All is not greener on the other side.
Standard User jchamier
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Thu 04-Mar-21 20:47:43
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Re: Starlink


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All is not greener on the other side.
Precisely; comparison with the USA is usually futile smile

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Standard User g3vzv
(newbie) Thu 04-Mar-21 23:10:38
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Re: Starlink


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Yes I have signed up for a dishy!

Being just outside the existing Gigaclear and Vodafone/Cityfibre footprints on the outskirts of Milton Keynes means that I am hungry for anything better than I get at the moment being 1 km from a FTTC cabinet.

I will report back of course...
Standard User Pheasant
(experienced) Thu 04-Mar-21 23:18:17
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Cool. Are you on the existing beta programme or did you just sign up from their email shot last Tuesday?

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