Starlink is a constellation of thousands of satellites in low earth orbit being setup to provide low-cost, high-performance Internet access anywhere in the world. Tom Praderio, a SpaceX firmware engineer, said during live launch commentary "This system, if successful, would provide people in low to moderate population densities around the world with affordable high-speed internet access, including many who have never had Internet access before".

Unveiling the project in 2015 Elon said "The focus is going to be on creating a global communication system. In the long term, it will be like rebuilding the internet in space. The goal will be to have the majority of long distance internet traffic go over this network and about 10% local and business traffic."

In June 2019 Elon said the value of Starlink is to provide low-latency, high-bandwidth internet access to the sparse and moderately sparse and relatively low density areas. Rural and semi-rural places that don't have any or any adequate internet access are optimal and will target 3% - 5% of people in the world. It is not well suited for high density cities.

SpaceX has permission to deploy up to 11,943 satellites and is requesting permission to deploy 30,000 satellites in other orbits partially replacing the existing authorization. See below for more details.

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SpaceX expects speed to vary between 50 and 150 Mbps during public beta testing period. “Service levels of 100 Mbps down / 40 Mbps up would generally be anticipated,” wrote a SpaceX sales engineer to Nebraska rural broadband task force in July 2019. When asked about user experience in March 2020 Elon said that users will be able to watch HD movies and play video games without noticing speed. In Aug 2020 various speed tests performed by beta testers and SpaceX employees have been discovered on Ookla’s website. Ookla told PCMag: “These tests do appear to be legitimate.” In Sep 2020 SpaceX announced that initial tests have shown 100 Mbps speed. CEO of Tape Ark who has been working with SpaceX to explore uses of Starlink to support oil and gas exploration said higher speed of 1 Gbps is possible with dual parabolic antennas on research vessels. SpaceX demonstrated 610 Mbps provided in flight to the cockpit of a military aircraft. The test didn’t use retail Starlink antenna.
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Starlink team in November 2020: “At this time, the Starlink beta service does not have data caps” followed by “So we really don’t want to implement restrictive data caps like people have encountered with satellite internet in the past. Right now we’re still trying to figure a lot of stuff out–we might have to do something in the future to prevent abuse and just ensure that everyone else gets quality service.”
Public beta terms of service: “for use exclusively at the address you provided in your Order.” Public beta official FAQ: “Starlink is only approved for use at the Service Address you provided when you signed up on” From the official FAQ: “Starlink satellites are scheduled to send internet down to all users within a designated area on the ground. This designated area is referred to as a cell. Your Starlink is assigned to a single cell. If you move your Starlink outside of its assigned cell, a satellite will not be scheduled to serve your Starlink and you will not receive internet. This is constrained by geometry and is not arbitrary geofencing.” We have reports it works within 15 miles. We have a report it doesn’t work 90 miles away from sign up address. An invitee took his kit to South California and live streamed unboxing. The antenna never tilted and the app always showed “connecting” status. A beta tester took his kit on a trip. It worked at a first stop initially but then refused to work at the same location. Never connected at a second location he tried.
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