As part of Council’s recent Mobile Hub at Quandialla, Council utilised their Starlink in order to allow staff to access email, work files and make a connection back to the main office to provide services to those in attendance.
Calls were also tested via Calls over WiFi on an iPhone on the day which worked well. This of course requires your service provider to support this functionality.
Throughout the day I ran speed tests on Starlink. Results varied between 125mbps and 216mbps – which is impressive.
At the time of writing this post, my iiNet NBN connection at the Internet Centre in Grenfell is giving maximum speed of 73.52mbps.
Tradition satellite connections tend to have a higher latency. That is the number of milliseconds it takes to send data to the connecting server. The NBN connection is much better with 16ms. Whereas Starlink is 46ms at the time of the quickest test. Anything under 40ms is regarded as excellent. Most users wouldn’t notice any lag until latency is over 100ms.
On the day we had 10 devices connected to the Starlink and did not notice any slowness.
The next Mobile Hub will be held at Caragabal Memorial Hall on
Tuesday, 29th November 2022, 9:30am to 3:00pm. If you would like to see Starlink in action or have any IT questions feel free to pop by for a chat.
Grenfell Internet Centre and Weddin Shire Council are not affiliated with nor do they receive any financial compensation for any Starlink services.