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I could not use Hughes because of its high latency time that makes VPN run at modem speeds.


I might be over-stating this here, but I think Starlink is wrong to suggest the latency of its system is so good. The obstructions, beta downtime, and no satellites of the beta are nearly unacceptable.

Elon says space should be exciting. Starlink is exciting. First there is anticipation about the order, and now I have anticipation about more satellite 'fixing' the downtime issues.


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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

justme wrote:


I could not use Hughes because of its high latency time that makes VPN run at modem speeds.


I might be over-stating this here, but I think Starlink is wrong to suggest the latency of its system is so good. The obstructions, beta downtime, and no satellites of the beta are nearly unacceptable.

Elon says space should be exciting. Starlink is exciting. First there is anticipation about the order, and now I have an anticipation about more satellite 'fixing' the downtime issues.
From what I see on Youtube of that shows latency, it is much better than Huges Net and would be OK for VPN. That is the difference between low and high orbit satellites. I measure Hughes which was over 150ms and Starlink was below 50ms.

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justme wrote:

From what I see on Youtube of that shows latency, it is much better than Huges Net and would be OK for VPN. That is the difference between low and high orbit satellites. I measure Hughes which was over 150ms and Starlink was below 50ms.


The latency becomes infinite during the downtimes I've mentioned. If the application you're using has a long timeout, you're fine.

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DarkSkySeeker wrote:


I might be over-stating this here, but I think Starlink is wrong to suggest the latency of its system is so good. The obstructions, beta downtime, and no satellites of the beta are nearly unacceptable.

Elon says space should be exciting. Starlink is exciting. First there is anticipation about the order, and now I have anticipation about more satellite 'fixing' the downtime issues.


Latency is not an issue, period.

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One of our local school systems are using it to extend internet services to some of their students who live in very rural, mountainous areas of our county. According to our technology director, it's working well. These are residences that don't move, so...


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Only about 8% of the satellites have been launched. Also the satellites are getting improvements as they go. Current situation will improve.


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DarkSkySeeker wrote:

The incredible speeds shown on the Youtube videos occurs when you are standing right next to the Starlink router. In my home, the router is 30 feet away and the signal passes through the floor of my living room. In my case, this cuts the bandwidth down from 100 Mbps to about 40 Mbps.
Is there no ethernet connection to get through obstructions?

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I entered my name on the Starlink website way back last year. Then in early February, I received an email stating I could order a unit...

Good info. I also received my invite in late February to order Starlink, but holding off as I didn't think they had enough satellites to cover Washington, DC yet? Looks like we're at a similar latitude? May actually work in my area.

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Latency is not an issue, period.


May not be for an internet user, but latency is a big concern for businesses. Amazon has said their research indicates they lose $160 million in sales annually for every 100 milliseconds (0.1 sec) of latency. The reason Amazon AWS is so focused on keeping it to a minimum.

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1492 wrote:

sch911 wrote:

Latency is not an issue, period.
May not be for an internet user, but latency is a big concern for businesses. Amazon has said their research indicates they lose $160 million in sales annually for every 100 milliseconds (0.1 sec) of latency. The reason Amazon AWS is so focused on keeping it to a minimum.
Compared to what? The Federal incentives are to cover the many rural people operating at dialup speeds or no access. This has to be a vast improvement.

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