Starlink is a relatively new satellite network developed by Elon Musk’s spaceflight company SpaceX. It aims to provide high-speed internet to remote and rural locations, otherwise struggling to get fast and reliable internet.
Lighting up our skies for the first time in April 2020, Starlink is now fully operational in many homes throughout the UK, revolutionising their internet use.
Netcom is an independent company providing Starlink installation services throughout Hampshire, New Forest and surrounding areas.
How does Starlink work?
Satellite broadband is an alternative way of getting internet to your home or business. Rather than sending signals in the way traditional broadband works, satellite internet works by sending information through the vacuum of space, much like satellite TV. Early reports show that satellite internet travels up to 47% faster than fibre-optic cables.
Each Starlink satellite works alongside up to four others in its nearby network to provide a reliable connection. Achieving this calls for a vast network of satellites to be orbiting the globe. In 2021, the number of Starlink satellites grew to nearly 2000.
What speeds can you expect?
Satellite internet provides a significantly faster internet connection in areas that struggle to get reliable internet speeds from traditional broadband providers. With Starlink, you can expect to receive unlimited usage, fast latency times of 20-40ms, download speeds of between 50-150Mbps and upload speeds of c.20Mbps.
Starlink states that, in perfect conditions, it could reach consistent speeds of 150Mbps download and 40Mbps upload. Revolutionary speeds for locations that currently receive little-to-no connection and is even competitive compared to some of the fastest broadband speeds on the market!
How Starlink is installed
First, you need to order your device directly from Starlink. Once the delivery date is confirmed, call us on 0330 124 8051 to arrange installation.
On installation day, one of the friendly Netcom team will identify the best place to install your dish or external antenna. The satellite device requires a clear view of the sky; therefore, our trained engineer will choose the most suitable location on your property for the dish or antenna.
Once installed, your device will immediately connect to your new Starlink wireless router.
On average, you should allow around two hours for the installation, after which your engineer will show you how to use the Starlink system.
How much does installation cost?
You can have your Starlink device installed for as little as £250+VAT. The installation fee covers our labour and any additional equipment you may need on top of your kit from Starlink; there is no need to order additional brackets as we will have everything needed to install your device.
Why use Netcom?
Netcom is the leading installer of Starlink satellite systems in Hampshire, New Forest and the surrounding areas. We have a team of fully trained installers, giving you fast and reliable internet speeds at your home or business.
Call us on 0330 124 8051 to arrange your Starlink installation.