An increasing number of beta testers for Starlink, SpaceX’s satellite-based internet service, are reporting impressive data speeds that are quite a bit higher than the 50 Mb/s to 150 Mb/s speeds that are advertised on official marketing materials. The latest comes from a user in California, who shared speed tests with Wcctech suggesting that Starlink can now provide speeds of up to 200 Mb/s on select occasions. That’s much better than competitors HughesNet and Viasat, which reportedly max out at around 20 Mbps and 25 Mbps. Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted in February that Starlink speeds would be increased to 300 Mb/s this year.
While the 40 Mbps range is for the low end of today’s test results, the high end mirrors results that we’ve covered before. For instance, a user in Montana shared his test results in January this year with a download speed of 190 Mbps. This result was surpassed by users in Seattle and New York earlier this week, who reported download speeds of 230 Mbps and 240 Mbps respectively. The highest download speed that our user was able to achieve was 200 Mbps, which falls in line with what others have also reported.