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Elon Musk’s Starlink is now live in Australia. Will it really deliver faster internet, and to whom?



Living 20 minutes out of Shepparton in northern Victoria, Lisa Powell and her family have struggled for years to get the good internet they need for work and study.

They’ve tried many options, including other satellite internet services like NBN Co’s Sky Muster, and are now spending more than they’d like on mobile data.

“We spend upwards of $300 a month on internet and the speeds are pretty bad,” Ms Powell said. 

Last Friday, Elon Musk’s company Starlink announced that after months of anticipation, a trial version of its internet service was live in Australia, starting with northern Victoria and southern New South Wales.

A Starlink satellite dish on a rooftop in Canberra.(


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