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#heiseshow: Starlink – How to surf the SpaceX satellite internet

While there are currently several plans for novel satellite internet projects, none of them are anywhere near as advanced as SpaceX’s Starlink. With hundreds of satellites already, it delivers internet to households not only in North America, the expansion is progressing rapidly. While there are concerns, at the moment it doesn’t look like anything will stop the mega-constellation of tens of thousands of satellites from building up. Since spring, Starlink can also be tried out in Germany; Andrijan Möcker from c’t has tested it extensively. In the new episode of the #heiseshow we will report on how the broadband connection is doing for everywhere in the current beta test.

What do you need for Starlink, how is the setup going? How stable is the internet connection, what experiences does the beta test provide? How much does access cost and how expensive is it compared to the established satellite internet services? How does Starlink differ, do you notice that while surfing? How necessary is satellite internet à la Starlink & Co. actually in view of the advancing broadband expansion? What about the criticism from science and what about the danger of more space debris?

Martin Holland (@fingolas) from heise online with Andrijan Möcker (@andrijan_mocker) from the c’t in a new episode of the #heiseshow. It starts at 12 noon!

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