Starlink's average speed drops: that's why

Starlink's average speed drops: that's why

Starlink's average speed drops

Starlink is undoubtedly a service that has caught a lot of people's attention, especially those not adequately covered by other alternative services for cable or wireless Internet connection. This is especially true in the United States, where there are often houses that are even a little isolated and far from big cities like New York or San Francisco.

Over time, more and more people have subscribed to the service. that now, according to Ookla tests, the median connection speed in the United States has decreased from 90.6Mb / s to 62.5Mb / s between the first and second quarter of this year. Upload speed also dropped over the same period, from 9.3Mb / s to 7.2Mb / s, while median latency increased from 43 to 48ms.

According to Ookla, " the speed of Starlink has decreased in all the countries where the survey was carried out in the last year, due to the increase in users who subscribe to the service “. For comparison, in the second quarter of 2021 in the US there was a median speed of 97.2Mb / s in download, 13.9Mb / s in upload and a latency of 45ms.

After all, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has repeatedly acknowledged Starlink's capacity limitations, stating that the service will face a major challenge when it comes to managing millions of users. However, the situation will certainly improve as the number of satellites in orbit increases. At the moment, Starlink has over 3,000 satellites, but has already been cleared by the FCC to install nearly 12,000 satellites (including those already in operation) and is seeking permission to launch tens of thousands. br>