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ATLAS_ONE 5 points ago +5 / -0

Price ain't bad considering the novelty of the technology. Would smoke any fixed wireless (assuming 4G) or fag muster satellite NBN tech if you're out in the sticks. Probably better than FTTC and FTTN as well. Only real benefit if you've got decent infrastructure is decoupling from Australian Government control.

bubble_bursts [S] 4 points ago +4 / -0

Comes to $1000 (Aussie) for equipment and and $130 monthly. Median speeds seem to be same as regular NBN.

SaltyKarens 3 points ago +3 / -0

Fren of mine in New Jersey order about a year ago. Still waiting for the equipment. Speeds are supposed to be 200up/down. He is one of those over the top preppers and plans to use it as backup to primary fiber and in a bailout situation.

To compare, T-Mobile 5g home internet recently became available in the area. We were able to move my in-laws over to it for their primary home and vaca shore property and drop comcast. Set them up with YouTube tv and some firestiks. They will be saving about 2k a year. Tested speed at the home location was 80 down , 15 up and no data cap.

noidolsleft 2 points ago +2 / -0

Says 2023 for my location. Price is about what Is expect for satellite internet.

lalahemingway 2 points ago +2 / -0

I'm on the wait list here in coastal AL - says 2023. Others in my area waited a year.

enough_of_the_racism 2 points ago +2 / -0

I thought this was supposed to be free internet?

bubble_bursts [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Yeah me too. I guess they will give it for free at some point in future.

hot_covfefe 1 point ago +1 / -0

We are in rural MO and got it last month, it's a game changer for us. Our family runs an online business and what was available to us locally was just not good- besides being slow it was horribly unreliable (a hard wind or rain would knock our internet out when we needed to be working, for example. And there was no way we could ever upload even a short video.) So far Starlink has been wonderful for us and worth the expense for its speed and reliability.

yPree 1 point ago +1 / -0

Got a gig up and down for under $100 here in the states. Using my own equipment as well.

bydesign 1 point ago +1 / -0

Question: you made it work with your own router? I know it comes with one, but I'd love to keep the setup I currently have with range extenders and whatnot. Thanks!

yPree 1 point ago +1 / -0

Starlink no. I don’t believe starlink has 1gig up and down. I currently have Verizon fios. Chose to use my own equipment because my house is too big for their router. I ended spending like 499 on a netgear nighthawk. I have 30+ devices connected right now. So many smart phones, smart TVs, smart phones, smart fridge, smart everything but yes I use my own modem and router. Some companies I had used prior would tell me I needed to use their own hardware which was a lie.

PigBenis 1 point ago +1 / -0

Look what's coming in 2023!! Pretty sure I'm going to get one!! Only 10 grand. https://youtu.be/jnUqZyHvwWg They are currently showing them off in Australia I believe.

g8rb81 2 points ago +2 / -0

They must be using new math.

The Tesla Powerwall costs $8,500 before installation and between $12,000 and $16,500 for a full system installation (before incentives and taxes).

MrsMason 1 point ago +1 / -0

Just got an email that it is ready in our area. We've had a deposit on it for a while. We are in an area with little high speed coverage. We are some of the lucky ones to have DSL, vut the speed is 7-8 mbps tops and constant issues. Those in the area that have it are showing 100 plus.

Gotrek 1 point ago +1 / -0

We got it earlier this year. Beats dial up for sure. And I can take it with me anywhere I go. It runs off my inverter off grid even. Musk can finally track me