Curious about Starlink speeds in your area? Well, SpaceX just gave their coverage map a handy upgrade — Now, alongside checking if you’re in line for Starlink service, you can also see the expected download and latency speeds for your state across the US. To access this tweak, just hit the drop-down menu next to the “Availability” icon on Starlink.com.
We may learn more about Starlink as Space X will showcase the technology at IFA 2023, a consumer electronics trade show held in Berlin that we will cover starting from August 30th.
This neat addition comes in handy because Starlink’s monthly service starts at $90/$120, and its promised download speeds have been a bit fuzzy, ranging from 25Mbps to 100Mbps according to SpaceX’s specs.
But now, the new maps serve up a more specific speed estimate for each state, letting you figure out if it’s worth taking the Starlink plunge where you are.
Hover your mouse over a state, and voila, the map spills the beans on what speeds you can expect. In the southern parts of the US, like many spots, speeds can clock in anywhere from a modest 30Mbps to a zippy 100Mbps. The norm in these areas falls between 25Mbps and 50Mbps.
Not-so-great News for Some Users
Some areas have slower speeds, mostly because lots of folks have hopped onto the Starlink train, clogging up the service during busy hours; This can make things a bit sluggish when everyone’s online.
On the flip side, western parts of the US boast better luck with download speeds there floating around 50Mbps to 120Mbps, with the typical range settling between 75Mbps and 100Mbps. As for uploads, they stay pretty steady all over, hanging out at roughly 9Mbps to 18Mbps.
So, if you’re pondering whether Starlink is your go-to internet solution, this new map jazz should give you a clearer picture of what to expect. Are you thinking about subscribing to the service? Let us know your thoughts about the speeds in your area!