Ookla Reports 58% Increase in Starlink Speeds Over 12 Months in Canada

According to Ookla, the company behind the popular SpeedTest web service, SpaceX’s Starlink internet speeds have increased nearly 58% in Canada over the past one year, and almost 38% in the U.S., Tesla North is reporting.

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Based on the latest Speedtest Intelligence report, while median download speeds for Starlink “dramatically increased” from Q1 2021 to Q1 2022, speeds from fixed broadband providers also saw similar combined speed jumps. 

Starlink’s median download speeds in Canada went from 61.84 Mbps in Q1 2021 to 97.40 Mbps in Q1 2022 to mark a 58% increase. Similarly, speeds went up 38% from 65.72 Mbps to 90.55 Mbps in the U.S. during the same period.

Starlink also was crowned the fastest satellite provider in North America for its speeds in Mexico, with a median download speed of 105.91, followed by Canada at 97.40 Mbps and the U.S. at 90.55 Mbps. 

“As we’ve continued to see over the past year, Starlink’s low-earth orbit satellites (LEOs) provide a life-changing service for consumers in rural areas that might not otherwise have access to high-speed internet,” concluded Ookla.

As for Starlink’s median latency, it only saw a marginal increase in both the U.S. and Canada, and changes were negligible.

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