More Than Half of US Adults Don’t Know What Starlink Is, Here's Why That Doesn't Matter

The thought of being able to get high speed internet at a really affordable rate regardless of how close you are to the cables that provide internet is truly tantalizing because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up freeing you from the grip of internet service providers who are truly notorious for providing really bad customer service. This is what Starlink, Elon Musk’s satellite internet company, is trying to provide, and it has become a highly popular concept among a wide range of potential customers.

With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that the nascent internet provider does have its fair share of problems. PG Mag surveyed over a thousand US adults and discovered that over half of them, 55% to be precise, don’t really know what Starlink is. This is surprising when you consider that the vast majority of adults surveyed seem to be interested in switching to the service whenever it becomes available in their area.

One reason for why this might be the case is that Musk and co are not really trying to advertise Starlink all that much right now. Musk pretty much only refers to it when he is looking to boost his own ego, and while the tech is revolutionary its implementation is still at least a year or so off which means that Musk might not be looking to spread the word about it just yet. It will be interesting to see what the launch of Starlink brings to the table. For some it might herald the start of a new era in the world of the internet. However, this would only be possible if more people end up learning about Starlink in the first place because the current numbers are grim.
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