Starlink to Reduce Internet Speed When Users Reach 1TB Daytime Cap
Starlink, the satellite Internet arm of SpaceX, led by Tesla CEO Elon Musk who recently acquired Twitter, is about to start cutting some users. The satellite internet service provider has announced a new fair use policy for users who subscribe to Starlink home internet connection. Customers exceeding the monthly limit may now feel pressured if they use too much data during the monthly billing cycle. Throttling is the practice of intentionally slowing down one’s Internet speed to benefit overall network performance.
Users using more than 1TB of data in a month between 7am and 11pm will be throttled. If customers want to continue getting faster speeds before the next billing cycle begins, they can pay $0.25 (about Rs. 20) for 1GB of data, or it will be a one-way trip to a small town, according to the company’s updated website. . fair use policy,
For people living a certain lifestyle, it is not difficult to imagine using more than 1TB of data per month. Gamers, in particular, have to deal with game downloads and updates that can reach or exceed 100GB on a regular basis. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, for example, is a 100GB download on its own, per say reports by Mashable. Meanwhile, The Verge reports that less than 10 percent of existing Starlink subscribers exceed 1TB monthly.
Earlier this month, Reuters reported that one of Ukraine’s deputy prime ministers said the country trusts Elon Musk to continue providing internet through his SpaceX rocket company’s Starlink satellite system despite last month’s faltering, but is also looking for more suppliers.
Mykhailo Fedorov, who was in Portugal at Europe’s largest technology conference, the Lisbon Web Summit, said that Ukraine discussed Starlink directly with Musk and hoped that the Tesla boss and Twitter would not block the service in Ukraine.
Starlink “has worked, is working and will definitely work in Ukraine”, Federov, head of the digital transformation department in Ukraine, told a news conference in response to a question about the Reuters service.