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    I recently put down a deposit on Musk’s Starlink system. It is not yet available in our area but I will be at the head of the line when it is (circa 2022). I found it while looking into remote internet access for an Island project I will be on. If you have some money and want remote internet, look into Starlink as an option.
    Nick Clegg
    Husband, Father, Hunter,
    Usually in that order
    http://nixoutdoorpursuits.blogspot.com/

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    I have been on the waiting list for about a year now. Put the deposit in a few months ago. Since I am on solar, I will have to upgrade before this winter to support the 36 watt load.

    Last report shows available to 53 north (Alaska southern border is 54 40N)
    tlagrone

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    • #3
      I also put down my deposit months ago.
      Can't wait to have fast, inexpensive internet at the cabin.
      Currently only have cell based inet.
      sigpic
      www.arcticangler.ca
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy_7mPiqoqw&t=11s

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      • #4
        Where are you guys located? I'm not seeing anything indicating there is or will be coverage in Alaska anytime soon. What am I missing?
        ...he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. ~Thomas Jefferson
        I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. ~Gerry Spence
        The last thing Alaska needs is another bigot. ~member Catch It

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        • #5
          Just checked https://www.starlink.com; You can type in address and find out that service timeframe. Prince Rupert, BC, Canada in mid to late 2021. Ketchikan to Utquiagvik in 2022. Fairbanks and Anchorage already have too many orders so 2023 for those places - just a sample.
          tlagrone

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          • #6
            No offense meant, but i'm affraid you might be throwing good money down a wishing well.

            Here are two good coverage maps: https://sebsebmc.github.io/starlink-coverage/index.html https://orbitalindex.com/feature/starlink-coverage/
            There are others. The starlink website is currently nothing more than a blind sales pitch to solicit money. Do some research elsewhere.

            The fact of the matter is that they are not currently progressing coverage toward the poles from the orbits depicted in these maps. What they are doing is working on filling in the holes toward the equator. Whether they ever see fit/are able to increase coverage toward the poles is yet to be seen, and there is currently no credible, verifiable evidence to indicate such an intent, let alone a timetable.
            ...he who knows nothing is nearer to truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods & errors. ~Thomas Jefferson
            I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief. ~Gerry Spence
            The last thing Alaska needs is another bigot. ~member Catch It

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            • #7
              Deposit refunded promptly.
              tlagrone

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              • #8
                Originally posted by iofthetaiga View Post
                No offense meant, but i'm affraid you might be throwing good money down a wishing well.

                Here are two good coverage maps: https://sebsebmc.github.io/starlink-coverage/index.html https://orbitalindex.com/feature/starlink-coverage/
                There are others. The starlink website is currently nothing more than a blind sales pitch to solicit money. Do some research elsewhere.

                The fact of the matter is that they are not currently progressing coverage toward the poles from the orbits depicted in these maps. What they are doing is working on filling in the holes toward the equator. Whether they ever see fit/are able to increase coverage toward the poles is yet to be seen, and there is currently no credible, verifiable evidence to indicate such an intent, let alone a timetable.
                You may be right, I may be crazy. I have only wasted $100 if you are correct, I have spent far more than that on dates that had zero returns on investment
                Nick Clegg
                Husband, Father, Hunter,
                Usually in that order
                http://nixoutdoorpursuits.blogspot.com/

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                • #9
                  Polar orbits are launching this year, hence the 2022 availability date. Polar orbits will happen because the US Military wants it to happen, and Starlink isn't going to pass up those sweet sweet military contracts, which makes it great for us. Without those sats,Starlink will be passing up something near the 1B rank that the DOD wants to throw to them and polar connections is the #1 priority for the DOD.

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