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How fast is SpaceX's satellite internet? Beta tests show it hitting up to 60Mbps.

Mashable 17 Aug 2020 09:58
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As SpaceX prepares to launch Starlink, a big question facing the satellite internet service is how fast it’ll operate in the real world. 

Well, there’s actually some speed test data that shows Starlink can deliver download speeds from 11Mbps to 60Mbps. Apparently, some lucky beta users have been trying out Starlink on Ookla’s Speedtest website. (Note: Ookla is owned by Ziff Davis, PCMag.com's parent company.)

As Ars Technica points out, users on Reddit have been crawling Ookla’s website and spotted about a dozen speed tests registered to Starlink. The tests, which were mostly conducted earlier this month, show the satellite internet network was able to deliver download speeds of 42.8Mbps when averaged together. 

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