Starlink has been operational in Gloucestershire for a duration of 18 months. During this time, we have successfully installed numerous Starlink systems. We believe it’s beneficial to provide you with an unbiased assessment of the system, outlining its strengths and weaknesses.

It’s likely that many of you already have knowledge about Starlink, but for those who are not familiar, it’s a high-speed satellite internet service offered by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The ambitious plan entails deploying 40,000 satellites orbiting the Earth at a speed of 8 kilometers per second to provide internet access to remote areas worldwide, provided there are no obstructions like trees in the signal path. On the ground, a Starlink dish is installed at your property. Unlike previous generations of satellite broadband, Starlink is known for its usability.

Remarkably, we have not received any complaints regarding the service, which is indeed impressive.

If it weren’t for a large obstacle like a tree blocking the signal, I would personally opt for it at my residence.

Is Starlink dependable?

The answer is overwhelmingly yes. While there have been occasional outages, they have typically been of short duration compared to the time it takes to get Openreach to repair a phone line.

What’s the cost?

There is a drawback to this exceptional internet service—Starlink comes at a price. The significant expense of launching 40,000 satellites is understandable. Currently, the monthly subscription fee stands at £89, and there’s an additional charge of £500 for the stylish dish and router. Furthermore, professional installation is necessary. (If you’re located in Devon, we can assist you with installation. Click here for more information.)

Is it fast?

Absolutely! Starlink offers download speeds ranging from 100 to 350Mbps, depending on the satellite in use. The latency is around 30-40 milliseconds, which is excellent news for online gamers. Upload speeds are also respectable, providing a stable 20-30Mbps, making it ideal for lengthy Zoom meetings.


  • Download speeds of 100-300 Mbps with the potential for 1.6Gbps in the future.
  • 20Mbps upload speed.
  • Low-latency with a ping of 20-40 milliseconds.
  • Fast broadband without the need for a phone line.
  • No minimum contract duration.
  • If it weren’t for a significant obstacle like a tree blocking the signal, I would personally opt for it at my residence.


  • Expensive equipment.
  • High monthly costs.
  • Requires a clear view of the north-facing sky.