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What is Starlink? Technically speaking, it's a satellite internet system. But to average web users, it's a potential godsend.

If you live in a city or a big suburb, you probably enjoy fast internet speeds, maybe at 1Gbps or beyond. But imagine enduring internet speeds at 20Mbps, or even as low as 0.8Mbps, every day. What's worse, your home only has one or two internet service providers to choose from, leaving you stranded with crummy service.

Unfortunately, people across the US and the globe, are stuck in this very situation. Installing fiber in a city, and bringing Gigabit broadband to millions of customers is potentially lucrative, but not so much in a rural area home to only a few hundred people.

Enter Starlink. The satellite internet system from SpaceX is capable of delivering 150Mbps internet speeds to theoretically any place on the planet. All the customer needs is a clear view of the sky. In fall 2020, the system began serving its first users, many of whom were based in remote or rural regions of America—and the response was enthusiastic to say the least. Two years later, Starlink just earned its first PCMag Readers’ Choice Award for top US ISPs.

Below, we'll cover basic questions about Starlink, including ones we've heard from our readers. Let us know in the comments what other questions you have, and we'll update the story.



What is Starlink? Technically speaking, it's a satellite internet system. But to average web users, it's a potential godsend.

If you live in a city or a big suburb, you probably enjoy fast internet speeds, maybe at 1Gbps or beyond. But imagine enduring internet speeds at 20Mbps, or even as low as 0.8Mbps, every day. What's worse, your home only has one or two internet service providers to choose from, leaving you stranded with crummy service.

Unfortunately, people across the US and the globe, are stuck in this very situation. Installing fiber in a city, and bringing Gigabit broadband to millions of customers is potentially lucrative, but not so much in a rural area home to only a few hundred people.

Enter Starlink. The satellite internet system from SpaceX is capable of delivering 150Mbps internet speeds to theoretically any place on the planet. All the customer needs is a clear view of the sky. In fall 2020, the system began serving its first users, many of whom were based in remote or rural regions of America—and the response was enthusiastic to say the least. Two years later, Starlink just earned its first PCMag Readers’ Choice Award for top US ISPs.

Below, we'll cover basic questions about Starlink, including ones we've heard from our readers. Let us know in the comments what other questions you have, and we'll update the story.

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