Starlink SpaceX’s low-orbit satellite internet service is now available in limited supply in Australia! Back in February, we broke the news that the first Starlink hardware was in the country and now the Starlink service is active.
The initial beta service is available in parts of central Victoria and southern New South Wales, with service expanding across the country in the coming months.
Starlink users can see data rates varying from 50Mb / s to 150Mb / s and latencies from 20ms to 40ms in most locations. SpaceX will continue to improve services and expect latency, from 16ms to 19ms by the summer of 2021. Those interested in using Starlink should understand there may also be brief periods of no connectivity at all.
Starlink Kit contains Starlink satellite dish, wifi router, power supply, cables and tripod mount. The hardware costs A $ 709, plus $ 100 shipping and handling, with monthly internet service for $ 139.00 and currently has no data limit.
As more and more Starlink satellites launch by SpaceX, additional earth stations are installed, network software, data rates, latency and uptime will increase dramatically.
Starlink Shop also offers several different mounting options for the dish. The Volcano Roof Mount is suitable for a sloping roof for A $ 69.00, while the Pipe Adapter allows you to mount the disc on a pole for A $ 69.00.
To find out if Starlink is available in your area, visit starlink.com and enter your service address. If Starlink is not yet available in your area, you can make a deposit to hold your space in the queue for future services.
While Starlink will not be a better internet solution for those using FTTP, it will be a big step for those using SkyMuster, Fixed Wireless and FTTN, making it a competitor to NBN Australia.
Let us know in the comments if you have already booked, or are planning to order Starlink services in Australia.