Category: Performance

Does Starlink Internet Have Data Caps?

Starlink Internet Data Cap

With Starlink gaining more customers, the question about Starlink data limits and data caps has become a common concern. When most people think of data caps, they think about mobile data plans which would throttle their mobile internet speed until the new month comes around. Needless to day, having an internet service provider that limits your bandwidth is not something that most customers will want. But unlike mobile data plans, it’s a lot more difficult for customers to shop around for home internet services. If you are considering Starlink internet, chances are you already have very few home internet options, …

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Starlink Internet and Gaming – Does it Work?

Starlink for gaming

The biggest limitation of traditional satellite internet options for gaming is the high latency, more commonly called ping or lag, in online gaming. Latency is the time it takes for a data packet to go from one computer to another. For online gaming, latency is the most important part of the connection, even more so than download or upload speeds. This is because the data going between the server and your local game is not that large in size, but how long it takes for that data to travel back and forth has a major impact on your experience. In …

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Starlink Internet Speeds

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service continues to expand around the world. Starlink internet speeds and latency are competing with fixed broadband, cellular, and other satellite internet providers. In this article we will check the latest Starlink speeds so you can decide if the service would work for your situation.  We will look at two different sources. First, we will look at the official Starlink specifications for download and upload speeds for the various service tiers. Then we will look at the real world data to see if the specs match what users are getting. Official Starlink specifications Starlink has different …

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