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Video of the Week: Starlink Satellite Internet Service from SpaceX

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Is the new Starlink satellite internet from SpaceX the mobile broadband data solution that travelers have been looking for? Well, if we’re being honest, not quite yet. We previously featured the Starlink in our Overland News of the Week column and one astute reader was quick to point out the lack of support for users who want to take Starlink on the road. This is the current limitation of the system, it must be tied to a physical address.

However, it sounds like this will be changing in 2021. In recent weeks, Musk responded to a Twitter follower who asked about the prospects of using the Starlink service with an RV or tiny home. “Yeah, should be fully mobile later this year,” said Musk, “so you can move it anywhere or use it on an RV or truck in motion. We need a few more satellite launches to achieve complete coverage and some key software upgrades.”

While I wait for the much-anticipated software updates and additional satellites needed to begin using my Starlink while traveling, Scott has already begun putting the system to use at Overland Journal and Expedition Portal HQ in Arizona.

When he's not publishing campervan content or gear reviews on ExPo, Matt Swartz is honing his paragliding skills, hiking a 14er, or exploring the backroads of Colorado. His love of travel has seen him bike across the United States, as well as explore more exotic destinations like the Amazon basin and Patagonia. Matt spent three years living in a 1964 RV with his partner, Amanda. He's worked as an Interpretive Ranger and Wildland Firefighter and his photography and writing has been published in Rova Magazine, the Leatherman blog, 'Hit The Road' by Gestalten Publishing, and Forbes.