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Viasat Joins Amazon in Protesting SpaceX Proposal for Second-Gen Starlink

Amazon isn’t the only company opposed to SpaceX's second-gen Starlink proposal. Viasat, a rival satellite internet broadband provider, also filed a protest letter urging the Federal Communications Commission to dismiss SpaceX’s request.

Here's Where Americans Are Using Starlink's Satellite Internet Service

Starlink is currently in a semi-public beta, serving more than 10,000 users at speeds up to 170 Mbps, with no data caps. Ookla located US counties with at least 30 Starlink samples since December, and charted Starlink's speeds county by county against all other fixed internet providers.

These US Rural Areas Have the Highest (and Lowest) Internet Speeds

SatelliteInternet.com published a report based on more than 1 million internet speed tests in rural cities: communities with populations of less than 10,000 people that are at least an hour away from the nearest major city. Over the last ten months, the national average for all rural speed tests increased from 39.01Mbps to 45.9Mbps, which is encouraging.