SpaceX Starlink Internet Speed Tests Keep Impressing Early Testers



Image: User “u/Radek_BNE” on Reddit

Reddit user recently shared screenshots of a speed test on an active Starlink internet connection that showcases the connection hitting download speeds of 1.3 Gbps.

Unfortunately, 1.3 Gbps on a Starlink connection isn’t actually possible (yet), as both ‘Dishy’, the Starlink receiver dish, and included PoE adapter only have 1 Gbps Ethernet ports, a fact the user themselves said in a comment on their own post.

In addition, speed tests are infamous for being overblown from time to time.

However, what’s interesting is that the same user also shared screenshots of consequent speed tests on both and Speedtest by Ookla, with the former posting a download speed of 440 Mbps and the latter a download speed of 322 Mbps. Both results are impressive to say the least.

Image: User “u/Radek_BNE” on Reddit

The Reddit user conducted these tests after setting Starlink up for a client in Bendigo, a city in the state of Victoria, Australia. Australia has been reporting download speeds exceeding 300 Mbps since April, achieving more than the “double” speeds Elon Musk originally promised would arrive sometime this year.

To put things in perspective, Starlink’s download speeds at launch hovered around 61 Mbps,

This isn’t even the only reported instance of extraordinary speeds on the Starlink network this weekend. Another Reddit user from Kassel, Germany, shared screenshots of speed tests with download speeds well above 500 Mbps in multiple consecutive runs.

Image: User “u/219gaming” on Reddit

The user’s screenshots also touted less than 15ms latency. Starlink rolled out to Germany just last month, and performance this impressive certainly bodes well for the service. It looks like whatever upgrades SpaceX is making to achieve “much higher download speeds on Starlink” are working.

SpaceX’s Starlink beta program is currently available in the United States, Canada, western Germany, South Island in New Zealand, Austria and France. Coming up next is Starlink for the Netherlands, confirmed SpaceX yesterday.

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