Elon Musk and its Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) have set a high bar for any activity they do. This is also true for the satellite internet service namely Starlink. Today, we learned that the latter has achieved yet another outstanding download speed in the United States.
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As you know, Starlink is a low Earth orbit small satellite internet constellation. It has a goal of providing internet access to everybody regardless of the area they live in. prior to this, various speed test results showed that Starlink surpasses broadband downlink speeds in most countries. As for the latest test results, it achieved 301 Mbps in download. Thus, we are talking about one of the fastest internet services globally. However, there is still room for improvement and it refers basically to the latency. Also, the upload speed still needs improvements.
Earlier today, a Reddit user shared the internet speed test result. The screenshot published by DullKn1fe shows that Starlink can reach an eye-popping download speed of 301 Mbps. From the comments, we can learn that the user lives in rural Wisconsin, located in the Northeastern segment of the continental United States.
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Unfortunately, as mentioned above, the download speed and the latency are not impressive. For instance, the user could get a download speed of 20.5 Mbps and 78 milliseconds (ms) in latency.
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What’s more important this is not a stable network speed. We mean, in March we learned that Starlink’s internet speed has fluctuations. For instance, in the mentioned month, the highest download speed was 299 Mbps (Grass Valley California). Whereas, there were some disappointing results as well, 1.23 Mbps.
Research conducted by Ookla for the fourth quarter of last year showed that Starlink has an average download speed in the U.S. of 105 Mbps. At the same time, Ookla outlined that the fastest average download speed was detected in Miami Date County, Florida. The average download speed of the internet service is 191 Mbps in this area. The slowest was in Columbia County, Oregon, reaching 64.95 Mbps.
However, the quarter-over-quarter comparison shows that the range between the highest and lowest download speeds increased by 30 Mbps or 30% over Q3’s 100 Mbps. But the ADS was improved by 10% only.
P.S. a German Starlink user said that he could reach 250 Mbps in download speed. At the same time, the upload speed was 30 Mbps. This might sound quite interesting, but in May, another German user said he could reach a shocking speed of 560 Mbps.