What will data plans look like with ViaSat-2?

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I'm going to assume this is going to be AKA:  150 GBs (DSL cap) , or 250 GBs at the most (cable cap) ?

However, I would settle for Liberty Pass with LNFZ.  Anyone that does anything online needs a LNFZ (without the real data caps(150/250 GB), because at 1 Mbps downloading all day and then even one person trying to web surf, much less 2 or 3 , is going to be slow as cold honey after you instantly blow past tiny little 12, 18, etc GBs.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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The liberty plans is likely to see a lot more coverage with ViaSat 2 and we'll possibly see some other things as well. ViaSat 2's launch will be a very exciting time for us. Stay tuned! 
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We love Liberty.  Before Liberty came around we never could stream anything, now I frequently watch an episode or two of a program on Netflix or a movie, and more important we can watch live concert streams of our sons concerts when we can't go, and also stream football and basketball games.  All things that just were not possible prior to Liberty.  A lot of this is done while we are on the "Pass" portion of the plan as well.
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What is your download speeds while in "pass" about 6-11 PM ?
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Jacqueline Tierney

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It varies some but the lowest I've seen when I tested is around 2.5 mbps.  We have been able to stream pretty much what we want to even on the pass.  We do set down the resolution so we are pulling less data and that works out fine for us. Our other ISP at our other place we get a maximum speed of 5 mbps and we have always been more than satisfied with them as well.  
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Well that is a decent speed, not sure it's good enough for 720p live stream.  Hm. I'm just worried that downloading 30/60 GBs over a period of days straight vs 2 or 3 LNFZs then everyone (one or two users) trying to normally browse would be too slow for them.

IE: If I bought Fallout 4 now, I'd start preloading right away... Then boom, there goes the 12 Mbps speed the first say.. 2 hoursish .
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I feel your pain...I'm trying to start a YouTube gmaing channel and have some games installed from when I had the computer at work but now I'm going to have to use the lnfz to download going forward.
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@ Exede/Viasat....

Are you absolutely certain  you want to use Space-X to launch ViaSat-2 ??
 
There is one other launch company in this world that can also do the job (ViaSat-2 being so heavy) and I've never heard of one of their rockets blowing up.  (Hey, we're counting on ViaSat-2).   I simply must Google who launched ViaSat-1.
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Yes they had a rocket explode do to a strut failure inside the tank holding the pressurization tanks in place. Elon musk has sense changed the design and all is good now. Besides NASA has lost space craft in their time and there was the other company that lost a rocket on a resupply mission just before spacex lost theirs also.
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Data caps will be in place until.... ?
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With the changes in how the internet is being used by everyone, data caps are being put into place by many of the cable companies, and data usage by customers will become a focus by most ISPs move forward. True, the Comcasts and TWCs have limits of 250 to 300 GB per month, but still, many people are streaming all their tv and movie material via the internet, thus large data usage.
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I know a few people that are taking the pay for TV approach and tossing it out the window with OTA and online subscriptions to "Cut the Cord". (Yet of course keeping the cord for the internet part of the cable) .
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This of course is why Comcast, Time Warner, etc. are imposing  or considering "data caps" - to protect revenue that will be lost from their pure TV plans and  although not specifically mentioned here:

http://money.cnn.com/2015/11/06/technology/comcast-data-cap/index.html

Comcast would prefer you not call them data caps but rather data plans... explaining that there are no caps provided you pay for the extra data -  so welcome to Exede unlimitied since you can always buy more ;)
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Oh yeah. Most likely will be the norm in the next few years. couldn't say it any better OL!
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With ViaSat-2, we're really looking at plans that will seem virtually uncapped for most users. In other words, there will be plans with enough data that the typical user won't have to think about it, and the whole notion of being put in restricted mode if you go over will become largely a thing of the past. You won't want or need a Free Zone. We're also looking at speeds on ViaSat-1 of up to 100 Mbps download, which is pretty extraordinary when you think that our original WildBlue service, launched only a decade ago, started at 1.5 Mbps. The plans for our future go beyond this, with ViaSat-3 and subsequent satellites already in planning mode. You can learn a little more about the cool stuff ahead in this news story based on our latest earnings report and comments from our CEO.
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Pageplus allows unlimited data on $39.99 plans and uses the Verizon network.  However, I'm going to assume Verizon , blocks the tethering.

edit: maybe someone has got tethering to work on official pageplus phones? not sure.

I don't know about Straight Talk , if it allows tethering.  Straight talk sometimes doesn't use the Verizon network though.
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well I must say Im On The freedom Plan and I noticed over the past week my downloads speeds have been up to 21mbps even during peak hours! Like right now its 8:11 pm EST and my download speed is 17.99mbps! I would love to see 100MBPS speed in the future!
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Regardless of whether tethering is possible, beware the asterisk on unlimited* 4G data plans - the asterisk usually reads: First x GB at 4G speed the 2G, where x can be as low as 1GB. If you don't like the Liberty Plan model, you'll hate those 4G plans.

However, the more speed the better - as long as it doesn't get burned up on re-entry to earth's atmosphere ;) At 100 mbps, all those complaints that about being 3 days into a cycle and dapped simply become "I'm less than a 1/2 day into my cycle and dapped."      



 
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I know a couple of people with the unlimited data plans, though I don't recall what company, and they did say that tethering was not included which of course makes the unlimited data less useful.  We got the double data on Verizon deal last year so have 30 GB available but don't need it as much as we did before Liberty came into play.   Yet we don't really save anything now by cutting back so just hang on to it for now and I do use it when I have extra to reserve my "priority" data on Exede and admit I have started to use it more and more to listen to streams while driving as does our son.  You get addicted to stuff like that really quickly.
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VIASAT 2 LAUNCH SET FOR APRIL 25

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