Not true unless you live very close to the cabinet. The best we could get was 25/3-5 on a good day!
The town I lived in originally only had FTTC and very few people got the full 80.
As for saturation I tried everything wired the consoles, bandwidth restrictions on them to only use 40% but that just made downloading during the day more pointless anyway., I monitored network traffic but unfortunately it was just a case of too little coming in when everyone was WFH/School, Best outcome I could find was no downloads until after 10pm.
Off the back of the Starship launch today, I’ve decided to take another look at Starlink today.
It’s in my area now, and a lot of folks on the island have! I’ve seen dozens of their aerials on buildings, and we even have local companies whose sole business is to professionally install these for customers, and they claim to have installed thousands over the past 6 months.
Not sure when the price decreased, it wasn’t discussed on here looking back through, but to go from an inflation/currency-fuelled elevated price of £110 per month to £75 is quite a hefty drop. I wouldn’t be surprised if, overtime, the rental option eventually just becomes part of that base price. It makes more sense for a project like Starlink to rent equipment than sell it outright.
If the rental option was rent to own after 36 months it would be more attractive.
Anyway, the average speed customers in my area gets is 100-150mbps up and 30-40 down. That’s a big jump from what I get with FTTC, and is cheaper than bonding two FTTC lines.
It is really tempting, especially as FTTP is nowhere in sight, and the plans for my area have been downgraded so have gone from 2025 to no current plans to deploy for my post code. Only issue is I like my existing ISP too much to risk playing with Starlink.
If they keep optimising price, delivery, speed and quality, it might eventually become too tempting to overlook. For now, as cool as it would be, I can live without it.