Starlink has a new one Fair use policy released. In it, the satellite network service describes how the company intends to manage the network traffic of its end customers in the future.
A central point of the new regulation concerns the internet provider’s repeat users. So there will be a limit on your monthly data consumption in the future. Anyone who “browses” more than 1 terabyte (TB) of data during a billing period will choke off Starlink’s transfer rate for the rest of the month, as stated in the new fair use policy. According to the current situation, about ten percent of Starlink users are affected. After exceeding the 1 TB limit, internet speeds are 1 Mbps for upload and download (1:1 Mbps), with Starlink speeds between 50 and 150 Mbps possible without throttling.
However, the new regulation only affects the so-called “peak hours”, i.e. times of highest data consumption, between 7am and 11pm. Internet usage outside of these times is not included in the monthly total. Starlink writes that anyone over the 1TB monthly cap can purchase additional data volume via the Starlink app. The additional Priority Access data rate is $0.25 per GB for residential customers, $1 for business customers and $2 per GB for Starlink mobile customers. Users can also use the app to track their monthly consumption.
By the way: In August, a Belgian researcher successfully hacked the Starlink software. He bundled his own attack kit for just $25 Also you can read here.