SpaceX Starlink Is Rolling Out High-Speed Data Caps

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SpaceX Starlink is imposing high-speed data caps! Bad news for heavy high-speed data users!

To cut down on congestion, SpaceX Starlink’s satellite internet system is rolling out high-speed data caps for customers using over 250GB per month.

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  1. SpaceX Starlink is imposing high-speed data caps! Bad news for heavy high-speed data users!

    To cut down on congestion, SpaceX Starlink's satellite internet system is rolling out high-speed data caps for customers using over 250GB per month.

    For more Starlink coverage subscribe and watch my entire PlayList at: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLUrdf7hvHC2KXLQg3HIi8keQOIdxcheS7

    I hope you find this helpful or at least entertaining.

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    TP-Link Control Module (Gigabit) – https://amzn.to/3rVBqEx

    TP-Link AC1900 – https://amzn.to/3Q28y6N

    For Slower Speed Access Points (ex. ATT)

    TP-Link Control Module (100Mbps) – https://amzn.to/3Lduaf3

    TP-Link AC1200 – https://amzn.to/3OLhlsK

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  2. Like I said , your tag line is misleading… add the words “ IN FRANCE”
    So your AT&T comment was in the article and your editorial about prices never come down was also in the article? If so please accept my apology
    Deano

  3. I'm on the deprioritized RV version and the service has been amazing. Best internet I have ever had.

  4. I already experience slower speeds during peak usage periods, down to 14, since I got on Starlink. This would be nothing new.

  5. Starlink is the only choice that my family has for high speed internet a cap would be a problem we easily use more than 250gb

  6. Man I'm just glad I finally got StarLink. First we've had WiFi since it was invented living out in the country of Western Washington.

  7. Looks like they will have to update the App to show monthly usage. Have not read were French users have that option yet. Like you I had Verizon unlimited, grandfathered in. Then I wanted a new phone after 5 years on the plan. That's when the truly unlimited gone away. One point is that every ISP has a data cap. Read the fine print!! This was done because of illegal content being downloaded on Torrent sites. Users were eating up Terabytes of data.

  8. IMO, Starlink should start limiting the amount of subscribers by allowing only so many users per satellites installed into orbit rather than overloading the system and then being forced into data capping. Or at least start limiting the amount of users in urban areas so to better prevent congestion. Starlink has already reneged on their original promise of 100-200 Mbps of download speeds, however I average roughly 70-80 Mbps which is still much better than DSL service, so I can't complain. Like many of the Starlink subscribers out there who like me live in areas where we're lucky if we can even get internet service without Starlink, love the fact that Starlink has been able to bridge that gap and make high-speed internet a possibility for us now. But raising rates, lowering download speeds, and data capping just sounds like the ol "Bait and Switch" routine to me if it ever gets to that. Lets hope not!

  9. I suppose Starlink would have to provide us with a tool to show how much data we are using. I think many would jump at 50% off current bill and then see what the throttled speed looks like. If the latency stays the same on post 250GB throttled, then most people I know would be fine with 10-15 if that is what they throttle down to. Lets just hope that if/when it comes to North America, there will be some drop in monthly cost otherwise – oh boy.

  10. With all this mess going on, what's the difference between them and our regular internet company, other than the price.

  11. One thing I learned about capitalism is that it only cares about profit and does not care about race, religion, and many other political aspects. Albeit, regulation is necessary to prevent excesses like monopolies and etc. If people don’t like what a company does, they chose another company. As I see it, Starlink is a very innovative company doing a great job. People like me may be the problem with congestion because we are streaming video to watch TV as though it is off-air. That is how I get my news and entertainment. The reality is that it is not off-air and should be used more conservatively as it turns out. I believe that throttling is the best way to manage the data. Keep in mind we are not entitled to what Starlink or any other company can provide. Based on technology I can understand why Starling is taking steps to manage data streams. The plan that Starlink is offering France is innovative and I could live with it. Also, Starlink needs to offer services as wide as possible to users to absorb the costs and stay profitable. Allowing only remote uses to manage congestion would not bring in the revenue required IMHO. Meanwhile, I will continue using Starlink because it is the most economical for me and my needs. I think Elon is innovative enough to earn my account.

  12. Out here in the sticks, Starlink has been a godsend. It is at least 10 times faster than anything else available for $20 cheaper.

  13. Video is spot on. Here's what they need to do, however it probably won't happen:

    1. They absolutely need to vet users. If you're in an area that can get fiber or high speed internet, I'm sorry, but no you don't need starlink. Honestly people that are on Starlink, when they have access to fiber, are a massive problem. For 1 they are probably used to extremely fast speeds, and careless use. They probably blow through 500-1000g a month without breaking a sweat. Meanwhile rural people who have been starved of internet literally forever, are used to dealing with 15-100g caps. Let's get people with fiber access, off the network and off the network fast. That right there clears up a bit of congestion.

    2. I hate data caps, but I understand why they are there. But I feel if they are going to be implemented, they should be based off the average user's usage. And right now that's between 400-600gb a month. So I think the monthly limit should be somewhere around that number, if not slightly higher, maybe like 10% higher than the average, just to give most of your customer's a comfortable experience. And that limit should change and flex based on the average usage as time goes by. Because as more and more things become smarter, people's usage is going to rise. Data caps should work like inflation. It's constantly evolving based on the market. Not an artificial number they pull out of thin air, and stick to for years. They are picking 250, because that's a number that will easily be maxed out, and require people to pay more for usage. It's a little scummy if you ask me. Yes, I understand 250 is leaps and bounds ahead of what normal satellite is, but that's not the point. High speed internet shouldn't be considered a luxury anymore, it should be an expected right, or service with how integrated it is into our lives and devices.

    3. You're right about the caps, once they are in place, sadly they won't go away. And it's because of what I mentioned earlier, it's going to create another revenue stream for them. And once a company can suck money away from users without backlash, expect that to become normal procedure from that point on. If anything it will branch out into other predatory systems. Not exactly a 1 to 1 comparison, but look at micro transactions with video games. Look how that spiraled out of control, and evolved into the garbage system it is today.

    I was a massive fan of Starlink when it was first announced, and I still am for the most part. But recently it's getting harder and harder to get or stay excited about it. Nothing but negative news is coming out about it, besides, "hey, we launched more satellites!" Besides that it's news like: speeds slowing down, people getting throttled during certain hours, and now a data cap on the way. As they acquire more and more customers it almost seems like the service is getting worse. I really hope they get this sorted. And I also believe they shouldn't be onboarding new customers until the current base is stable, and meeting what was promised.

  14. The title of this video is misleading, shouldn’t you add the words
    “ in France”? Also you are putting Starlink into the same category as AT&T …. The two companies are not close in service and philosophy. You are not reporting news here but rather “conjecturing” similar to CNN and FOX news. You report very little and assume quite a lot.

  15. I would reather see tier level pricing. Over the last couple of weeks I have seen 50 to 80 Mpbs down and 8 to 15 up. I would be ok with paying $50 a month for 50 Mbps down and 10 up but not the sneaky UP TO 50 Mbps down but a real 50Mbps down. If you want 100 Mbps you pay more.

  16. Excellent. Starlink will only improve. Especially with the next and future generation satellites.

  17. Perspective is everything. I love my Starlink and appreciate Elon Musk and SpaceEx for being the first to finally provide our home with consistent internet service. For us, pretty much any speed North of 2-3 mb is positive so thank you from someone who had been on DSL from the same company since 2005.

  18. Well, when you buy a BMW now you have to subscribe for your heated seats to work. Why should Starlink be any different with a changing business model, it will hit the US soon enough.

  19. Agree 1000%. Prioritize service to those of us in the middle of nowhere that have no real viable options. It was frustrating waiting for 14 months to get SL out here in rural NC while many were getting in urban areas where fast internet was available from numerous sources. Once the blanketing of satellites gets completed, expand out to urban/suburbia IMHO.

  20. Thanks, unwelcome news, but not unexpected. Our TV and YouTube usage will most likely exceed the data cap.

  21. What you may be revealing is STARLINK should have provided more truthful, insightful, and detailed information about their service years ago.

    See… as a side note,Elon Musk has been proven wrong by disagreeing NASA scientists, who never appear on camera, that humans can not live on the surface of Mars for extended periods. The severe radiation because of Mars’s very thin atmosphere basically endangers, and will eventually kill any human who tries to live there for any extended amount of time. But obviously, that’s not the ‘popular narrative’. (But, of course, do your own research.)

    But just to say, Musk has fantasied possibly about a boat load of things (inclusive of STARLINK) he has not even completely thought through. But for some reason, ‘if the genius speaks, every one believes him’. Just so say, it’s important for the JCristinas out there to break down the total TRUTH, even if certain personalities out there get their egos inflamed.

  22. Data capping (hard or soft) was inevitable from the outset as you'd pointed out, Joe. With a finite amount of capacity and a user base with a voracious appetite for data, there's no way to make the service useable and even moderately resilient without some sort of scheme to limit extreme consumption. France is an ideal test bed for the procedures/processes/technology that SpaceX will ultimately use to achieve this capping for all of Starlink, as a user base of only 4k people is very manageable – even for the 6 or so folks that make up Starlink's current customer support team LOL.

    As far as Starlink turning away subscribers based on availability of other high-speed internet options – never gonna happen. I imagine that it's too much additional work to vet a potential customer's utility availability; besides, once a firm gets a taste of additional revenue, it's as hard to willing give that up as it is to get off of crack. Rather, I suspect that the service cost would be enough to limit the number of folks with other options from taking up Starlink. I know if I had access to high-speed Internet via fiber or fat copper at $60-$80/month, there is no way I'd have dropped the big bucks on Starlink's hardware and recurring monthly cost.

    I'm hopeful that Starlink will come up with a soft capping mechanism that will still make the service useful for the original target audience.

  23. We don't torrent…we just use our ISP. 7 users, working and schooling from home as needed. Lot's of smart home IOT devices. Cable ISP, 1gb down, 30 up. Our avg monthly usage is 1.4 to 1.9 Tb. Our ISP is great, unlimited and fast. But it's not reliable. Constant drops and hours or days of outages. Plus even though we have a whole home generator, when the power is out, our ISP drops as well. Sooo… we have decided to add Starlink RV to the mix as back up/fail over and for RVing. 250 Gb while Rving would be fine…but a disaster for home use for any modern user. I don't see how any user today could stay under 250 Gb for home use.

  24. I am still on AT&T grandfathered unlimited data plan, and you are absolutely right, they punish/coerce you to get off of the unlimited plan by not allowing you to have any extra features, including ironically mobile hotspot/tethering, which is what most people with an unlimited plan would really be interested in. There are ways around the restrictions, but either way, I refuse to willingly give up my ancient unlimited data plan! 🙂

  25. I live in Rural Ontario, I just got Starlink 1 week ago and it has exceeded my expectations. I don't have an issue with reasonable data caps. The real problem is there are always those people that abuse the system, they will share their Internet with their neighbor or other abuses. In my opinion if you are paying full price you should at the bare minimum be able to get 1Tb per month even though most won't exceed that amount. 250Gb cap would be WAY too low at the full price however at the lower price announced for France with the option of buying more at a peer 100Gb rate seems like a very interesting option for those that don't use that much monthly data.

  26. Thanks for the info.
    If your using 250,500 or higher each month ,what are you doing?
    All I wanted it for was to watch a movie without the wheel of death.

  27. Thanks. They did this in Australia with NBN. The idea of NBN was to give rural high speed internet but what happened was they needed to updated all the city servers first to take high speed internet. Makes sense. They then rolled out fibre not in rural areas but cities. So it was all a BIG SCAM. Perth is a classic example, they have fibre, wireless 4g lte, 5G and cable. Meanwhile, the people the NBN was aimed at have Fixed Wireless 4G or ASDL. Billion dollars on getting high speed internet, while we have super slow 10-70mbs on a good day.

    I want to get Starlink but this seems to be Bait and Switch now. Throttling speeds, massive cost outlay on ever changing equipment. Now, cheaper in other countries to get more to uptake, making the network more congested and then upselling on data. Most ISP's use a tier system to weed out the poor and rich people get the lions share.

  28. Darn starlink might be getting data cap even before I even get one, it's not available for my area till next year

  29. There’s no simple, single solution as we speak today. But hopefully, it will get resolved in the near future.

    Meanwhile, I am grateful for Starlink and for your highly informative and objective videos.

  30. Hi all though I am not a Starlink user at present I do live in the south of France and a price cut from 9o to 5o now makes it competitive.. my question is very nieve how and where do I find out my data usage

  31. I have yet to see any 'wireless' service that didn't have some sort of "FAIR USE" or heavy user policy. Directway had one for the longest time most cellular companies have them. Right now it seems in heavy usage areas you have congestion or data-caps. The idea of offering it primarily to those in areas Fiber or high speed isn't available is great but how do they determine that the FCC MAPS are a joke. Then there are the odd spots where maybe Fiber is possible but only with heavy duty outlay. There was a story of a couple that bought a home in the Seattle, WA area everyone around them has fiber even the house next door but due to an oddity of the lots to get FIBER they would have to pay around 10K

  32. 4K video typically takes around 20GB/hour, so 250GB is around 12 hours or roughly 6 films/month.

    Of course if you’re happy with more DVD level quality then you’re looking at around 250 films/month (8 a day!).

    Given that Elon has always openly stated that Starlink was never intended to compete with fibre, the limit seems pretty reasonable to me.

  33. If you read the small print on most ‘unlimited’ providers, a ‘fair use’ clause is nearly always there somewhere. Most people never have a problem because they never hit the limit.

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