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n0arp

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We have Starlink and travel extensively with it. When we can get into an open cell, it's been great - we haven't had any issues dealing with obstructions, even up in the mountains with lots of trees around. Photo from outside of Estes Park, CO, with the dish outlined by a red star.

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The biggest issue is just finding open cells - we can only use it at approximately 40% of our campsites. When it works, we can expect 150+Mbps down, 30+Mbps up, and low latency without any bandwidth caps. I've used it as much as 2TB/mo. We've had it in rain, snow, and heavy thunderstorms and I don't recall any outages. We're paying almost $100/mo whether we can use it or not, but it's just another tool in the arsenal of AT&T, Verizon, etc we carry to make a living (working remotely) out here.

Based on my experience with it, the Verge's issues probably had more to do with their specific cell than obstructions. It is beta, afterall.

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Very familiar with reception issues from outer space. Was a Dish customer for many years until I grew weary of no TV in the rainy season and Dish's cost exceeded the cost of the cable service it replaced. I also find it more than ironic that Mr Musk, the environmental crusader on earth has no problem with trashing the cosmos with literally thousands of satellites. Seems like a few geostationary satellites like Hughes Net, though probably more expensive to build and operate might be more efficient and less litter. Also ironic that what goes up and down on Starlink still has to travel through fiber. Hope Musk doesn't advocate clear cutting trees to make Starlink work.

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Geostationary satellites have a problem. Latency.


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Are the cats cooking from the outside in or the inside out?

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Didn't see that there were actually five cats on the dish.

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1492 wrote:


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Didn't see that there were actually five cats on the dish.


In some countries, this is just dinner and not at all unusual.

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Am planning to get Starlink once they have full saturation of the entire US.

I will be cool to have it with my Cybertruck and going boondocking.

Cats, squirrels, owls... would be small inconvenience, lol.
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thomasmnile wrote:

Also ironic that what goes up and down on Starlink still has to travel through fiber.
Almost all cross-seas communication is by fiber cable.

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Smart kitties.

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Bird Freak wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

Am planning to get Starlink once they have full saturation of the entire US.

I will be cool to have it with my Cybertruck and going boondocking.

Cats, squirrels, owls... would be small inconvenience, lol.
Yea, Cab
can you haul your generator and gas in the back?


I intend to charge my Cybertruck via directed lightning bolt also coming from Starlink.

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