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Satellite Broadband

Criterion Systems is excited to offer high speed, low-latency broadband in remote and rural locations.

Starlink is the world’s first and largest satellite constellation using a low Earth orbit to deliver broadband internet capable of supporting streaming, online gaming, video calls and more. Leveraging advanced satellites and user hardware coupled with our deep experience with both spacecraft and on-orbit operations, Starlink delivers high-speed, low-latency internet to users all over the world.

Most satellite internet services come from single geostationary satellites that orbit the planet at 35,786 km. As a result, the round trip data time between the user and satellite—also known as latency—is high, making it nearly impossible to support streaming, online gaming, video calls or other high data rate activities. Starlink is a constellation of thousands of satellites that orbit the planet much closer to Earth, at about 550km, and cover the entire globe. Because Starlink satellites are in a low orbit, latency is significantly lower—around 20 ms vs 600+ ms.

Starlink Satellite Internet

Starlink is the first commercially available phased array antenna. Your Starlink Kit arrives with everything you need to get online in minutes including your Starlink, WiFi router, cables and base. It is self-orienting and connects in minutes as long as it has a clear view of the sky. The Starlink unit can be placed onto the ground outside your home, or mounted onto buildings (additional mounting hardware may be required). It can withstand extreme cold, heat, hail, sleet, heavy rain and gale force winds. Installation is a breeze – simply plug it in and point it at the sky!

A 1-month rolling contract means that Starlink is a perfect solution for holiday homes or as an emergency backup to your existing internet service. In certain scenarios, we can install a Starlink satellite and get you connected to the internet same-day, which provides you that mission critical connection during broadband outages. Get in touch with us for more information.