Yes, if everything goes according to Starlink’s plan, Starlink internet’s speed is expected to increase first up to 1GBps, and then all the way up to 10GBps.
Starlink is still in its Beta testing phase, so availability is limited. To find out if you can get Starlink, you need to sign up on Starlink’s website. If you happen to be inside an area where Starlink has coverage, and they aren’t at capacity yet, then you can get a self-installation kit shipped to you within weeks. For everyone else, there’s a waiting list. A long one. Some people have reported wait times of a few years. If you do get service, right now the speeds are between 100MBps to 200MBps, with latency below 20ms.
Starlink’s internet speed is unlikely to be able to increase until they have launched more satellites into orbit. Currently, Starlink has about 1800 of around 42,000 planned satellites in low-earth orbit. It will likely be many years still before they launch them all. Speeds may increase before then, but it’s hard to say when.
If Starlink isn’t available in your area yet, don’t worry. There are many other satellite internet providers, like Viasat and HughesNet that can get you connected wherever you live. Because companies like Viasat and HughesNet have satellites in geostationary orbit, their range is much larger than Starlink’s satellites. This means they don’t have to have as many in orbit to provide surface all around the world. They’ve also been in business much longer than Starlink, which means their service is already tested and reliable.
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