Starlink News

Find all the latest Starlink news in this section. Our original reporting brings you only the most relevant and accurate information.

Starlink Ridgeline Mount Kit – Installation And Review

The Starlink Ridgeline Mount Kit is a non-penetrating roof mount that is designed to work with virtually any roof style, pitched or flat. On a pitched roof, you simply install it at the ridgeline. The base adjusts to almost any angle. It can also be configured to sit on a flat roof. No drilling required! Ballast weights hold the mount to the roof. I’m pretty excited to take a look at this new mount. I have a Residential Starlink and an RV Starlink dish. I like to keep my RV dish powered on so the firmware can stay up-to-date. The …

Continue Reading

Sleep Schedule Feature Added To Starlink App

A new feature is available in the Starlink app – Sleep Schedule. The new sleep mode allows you to conserve power by specifying times when the dish will enter sleep mode and minimize communication with the satellites. Ethernet and Wifi connections remain active so that you can wake Starlink up at any time through the app. Sleep Schedule first appeared in version 2023.03.0 of the Starlink app. If you don’t see the feature in your app, try manually updating by visiting your app store and searching for Starlink. You’ll find Sleep Schedule in the Settings section of the app. You …

Continue Reading

Starlink Account Transfers Halted, Self-Service Coming Soon

Starlink has temporarily halted the processing of service transfer requests, pending the implementation of a new self-service feature. The new service transfer tool will be available from the Starlink.com account dashboard sometime in February. In the meantime, people will not be able to buy, sell, or transfer their service. The FAQ section of the Starlink.com support page includes the new information, and I’ve attached a screenshot above. It looks like they won’t be making any formal announcements, so I will be sure to make another post when the self-service feature is live. Customer Support Overload The change to self-service for …

Continue Reading

Starlink Donation System Is Now Live

Starlink quietly rolled out a new page on their website that allows anyone to donate Starlink service to communities or organizations in need. The page, Donate A Starlink, allows you to give money to Starlink to use on your behalf. Your donation will be applied to the areas of greatest need, as determined by Starlink. The categories of need are: education, telehealth, emergency response and humanitarian efforts. This new donation feature was highly requested. When the war in Ukraine broke out, Starlink stepped in to provide communication services. Many people were wondering how they could donate Starlink units to those …

Continue Reading

Starlink Introduces 1 TB Soft Data Limit, Slashes Speeds 50% for US Customers

Starlink has introduced a new Fair Use Policy for US customers that introduces a soft data limit, and cuts expected performance for all users. The change comes after months of slowing speeds across the country. The high demand for Starlink internet service has far outpaced the capacity of the network. With other services like Starlink RV being launched, more and more Starlink users are competing for limited bandwidth during peak usage hours. The new data allocation system ensures heavy data users will have their speeds slowed, or pay more monthly for their usage. Priority Access Residential Starlink customers are assigned …

Continue Reading

Starlink Speeds Are Down 35% From Last Year As Company Struggles To Meet Demand

Since launching their satellite internet service in 2021, Starlink has grown to around 700,000 subscribers globally. Another 700,000 customers have pre-ordered, which tells us demand is high, but capacity is limited. Starlink has around 3,000 satellites in orbit, with many thousands more planned in the coming years. 2022 has been a story of growing pains for current Starlink customers, especially in the US. Each time Starlink adds customers in an area, each subscriber gets a little bit less bandwidth. Without a proportional increase in the satellite constellation capacity, this means slower speeds, higher latency, and frustrated customers. Ookla.com tracks broadband …

Continue Reading

Starlink Launches Flat High Performance RV Dish For In-Motion Use

A new “Flat High Performance” dish is now available to order from Starlink. The new dish is designed for in-motion use, enabling high speed, low latency internet virtually anywhere on the road. The Flat High Performance dish joins the Standard dish as the two hardware options for Starlink RV orders. The Flat High Performance hardware costs $2,500, compared to $599 for the Standard hardware. The price for Starlink RV is $135/month no matter which hardware option you select. Starlink is accepting orders for the new dish now, and expects to start delivering the kits near the end of 2022. Flat …

Continue Reading