Internet Speeds in the Middle of Nowhere

I live in rural Georgia. Comcast doesn’t come out here. Verizon has no services besides cellular out this way. A T & T has a service but it is really cellular in nature. Earthlink, same thing.

We got Starlink RV last year and it has been pretty good. The biggest download speeds I’ve seen were somewhere around 50 mps. (megabytes per second).

This morning as I was playing around with other things, I saw this in the Clean My Mac app.

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Of course, my first thought is “no way!”. So, I run a test on…

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So in conclusion, I have no idea why it is suddenly so much faster unless they added satellites and a lot of them or they’ve added a ground station near me.

Leaning towards the latter if the speeds continue. I’ll update the post throughout the day.

Update#1 (0951) – Speeds have decreased.
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Update#2 (1322) – Speeds are way down but could be down all over the place.
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Update#3 (1446) – Speeds are back up again.
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Update#4 (1855) – Last update. Speed went down again.
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Internet Speed in the Sticks

I understand that most people have ok internet speeds but for me and my wife, it can be a daily struggle.

We live in the middle of nowhere. Comcast doesn’t come out this far and the only things we have are LTE grade cellular and satellite.

HughesNet satellites are too high up to be useful. The latency makes them almost unusable.

Enter Starlink. My wife bought this for us a while ago and it has been a game changer for us.

The only reason I am posting about it is because I just ran a speedtest and got this result.

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This is very unusual for us. We’re usually lucky to get 10Mb down.

Happy Sunday!