Although Starlink is available across most of the U.S. according to its website, there are still quite a few areas where it’s inaccessible due to lack of capacity. Besides the U.S., there are many other countries where Starlink won’t be available until the next year, or even longer. These include Canada, much of Scandinavia, all of Asia and the Middle East, South America, Africa, and more. Starlink does plan to offer coverage to these countries, but it’s going to take even longer.
This disadvantage isn’t terrible, as it’s mostly a waiting game for Starlink, which will be addressed as it continues to launch more satellites or get regulatory approvals in other countries. According to its site, many of the countries listed should have access by 2023. And, as its amount of satellites increase, even rural areas will eventually be able to access the internet where coverage was previously non-existent or spotty.