Starlink average internet speed test results:
Average download speed: 48.49 Mbps
Total speed tests: 9,103
Why is my Starlink internet speed slower than advertised?
Like most internet providers, Starlink’s advertised speeds represent maximum speeds the internet connection is capable of, but not necessarily the speeds you should expect to receive consistently. Satellite Internet is particularly vulnerable to environmental factors like weather and physical obstructions, however, most of Starlink’s speed issues have to do with network congestion. As Starlink has begun providing internet service for more and more customers across the country, it has struggled to launch enough satellites to keep up with its rapidly growing user base. As such speeds began to drop rapidly after it left its closed beta and began accepting new customers.
How do Starlink advertised internet speeds compare to competitors?
|50–500 Mbps||$110.00–$500.00/mo.*||View Plans|
Data as of 04/12/23. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
* Prices and availability vary by location. Installation fees, monthly equipment lease fees, and taxes may apply. After 100 GB of High-Speed Data usage, you still have unlimited access to Standard Data, which may result in slower speed.
†Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $12.99/mo. Taxes apply. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.
‡Pricing for the first 6 months. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Pricing not available in all areas.
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What is a good internet speed?
|Internet speed||How fast is this?||What you can do|
|0–5 Mbps||Very slow||Send emails, search on Google, stream video in SD on one device|
|5–40 Mbps||Slow to moderate||Stream video in HD on three or four devices, play online games|
|40–100 Mbps||Moderate to fast||Stream easily on multiple devices in HD or 4K, download big files quickly, run several smart devices|
|100–500 Mbps||Very fast||Stream in 4K on more than five devices simultaneously, download massive files quickly, host a livestream|
|500–1,000+ Mbps||Extremely fast||Stream in 4K on 10+ devices, run 10+ smart-home devices at a time, do basically anything on lots of devices|
|1,200–5,000 Mbps||Faster than you need||Operate a bitcoin-mining farm with two dozen computers, watch Frozen in 4K on 100 devices at the same time|
About our Starlink internet speed test
The Starlink internet speed measures three things:
Download speed: The speed at which your device pulls data from the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.
Upload speed: The speed at which your device sends data to the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.
Latency (Ping): The time (measured in milliseconds) it takes for a signal to travel from your device to an internet server and back. Lower latency means your connection has a better response time for activities like gaming and livestreams.
How does the Starlink internet speed test work?
The speed test connects to our test server and sends data files over your connection. By measuring how long it takes for these files to travel from your device, to the satellite, to our server, and back again, We can learn a lot about the speed and performance of your connection.
To get the most accurate reading of your connection, plug your device directly into your router using an ethernet cable, rather than connecting over Wi-Fi.