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Starlink satellite Internet prices are up but download speeds increase 38% in the US and 58% in Canada

Fast Internet is no longer reserved for Starlink's Business tier (image: SpaceX)
Fast Internet is no longer reserved for Starlink's Business tier (image: SpaceX)
Elon Musk's Starlink satellite Internet service is growing leaps and bounds, both in terms of monthly prices and when it comes to download speeds. Compared to the same period last year, Starlink speed have gone way up not only in the US and Canada, but across the globe.

The Starlink satellite Internet service provided by Elon Musk's SpaceX venture has vastly increased the download speed it offers in the US and Canada in the span of a year. According to Ookla, Speedtest's parent company, Starlink satellites can now deliver 90.55 Mbps median download speeds over the US, a 38% increase from the first quarter of last year. The Starlink speed tests in Canada paint an even more impressive picture, at 97.40 Mbps, which is a 58% increase year-on-year.

The Starlink upload speeds, however, saw a decrease in both countries, and the median download speeds are slightly lower compared to the last quarter of 2021 as more and more people hook up to the service. The standard Starlink service price is now US$110 a month after you buy the dish and decoders for US$599. The Starlink RV option is US$135 a month, while the top Starlink Business tier that used to go by the name Starlink Preimum, is US$500 a month with US$2,500 initial outlay, but can deliver speeds of up to 350 Mbps.

Starlink is now faster than fixed broadband Internet speeds in many countries like Canada, Mexico, Germany, or Australia. The SpaceX satellite Internet service was recently accused by satellite TV provider and aspiring fourth major carrier in the US, DISH, of illegally advertising active Internet coverage on the move.

SpaceX doesn't have Earth Station in Motion (ESIM) operations license from the FCC, yet offers mobile coverage in its Starlink RV price tier. In its turn, SpaceX is accusing DISH of hogging the 12GHz spectrum band it holds and plans to share with its budding 5G cellular network on dubious interference research, at least according to Starlink.

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Starlink speeds in Australia
Starlink speeds in Australia
Starlink speeds in the US and Canada
Starlink speeds in the US and Canada
Starlink speeds in North America
Starlink speeds in North America
Starlink speeds in South America
Starlink speeds in South America

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Daniel Zlatev, 2022-06-28 (Update: 2022-06-28)