33 Days of Service and Couldn't be Happier:)

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On Day 34 now.   Typically my speeds are 35 down/3 up.  Today speed test got one of the slower speeds of  30 down/ 3 up.  Ive had no interruptions or downtime.  The installer worked with me to located the antenna in a unobtrusive location.  The billings have been accurate with no surprise charges.    I could not be happier!

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As they say, ignorance is bliss. When you learn how to run a proper speed test, you may not be as happy. Or if you start using more than 1 GB/day of data.
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You might want to change the url of your profile... you're not as anonymous as you think. I was just reviewing your posting history (looking for a prior exchange we had) and noticed it. Just a heads up...      
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Ok Dances, please tell. Are you sure or guessing? I was outed as a previously banned member, but people guessed the wrong one. Are you sure you are right?
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I didn't but if you'd really like me to let me know... I'll post a simple google search based solely on info you've publicly posted here that may surprise you, Voyager.

Homeskillet, I only know what his profile url says and info he's provided publicly here. I'll be glad to provide the sear and let Voyager decide for himself as to whether it's correct.
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Ok, I think I was confused, Dances, I thought your comments were originally directed at the OP which is either a Viasat employee, sub contractor or share holder, fooling no one.
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Dances with Woofs

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Nope, just a heads up to Voyager... I'm fascinated by the amount of personal info  folks share publicly and then overlook a piece of information that was inadvertently shared when establishing their profile here that ties it all together.

The fact that Voyager has removed his request for me to share my detective skills suggests he wouldn't like me to do so now. If he wants to close the hole he can do so by editing his profile - the GetSatisfaction Url. It's his choice as to what degree of anonymity he really needs.

But I see no evidence to support your conclusion regarding Robin. He's simply satisfied with what he's got and trolling you guys. Stop feeding him if annoyed...
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ExSatUser

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Yes! Dont feed the trolls!
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Voyager

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I have made no great effort to remain anonymous. What makes you think I have? And I have no idea what you mean about “removing your request” as I have removed nothing here. I have provided many clues in past comments about broadband at my cooperative that would make it easy for anyone to figure out who I am. I have nothing to hide so I really don’t worry much about that.
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I am not surprised that Viasat would place one’s name in a public URL. Companies that are incompetent in one area tend to be incompetent in many.
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I'm making a big batch of popcorn, the weekend is here. Time for some free entertainment.
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Voyager,

Which is why I said it's your choice as to the degree of anonymity you need - as noted, I was providing you with a heads up when I noticed the URL on hovering over your display name. Some prefer total anonymity for a variety of valid reasons.

You signed up for your account using your real name and GetSatisfaction used it as part of your default profile URL - you subsequently changed the display name but that doesn't change the URL - you need to explicitly do that.

A post of showed up momentarily after my original reply - my second reply was in response to that. By the rime I replied  it had been removed - maybe it wasn't yours, I dunno.

Use that information as you see fit, or as someone once said ignorance is bliss.

I don't care who you are - we only disagree on whether it'ss reasonable to expect usable service for the remainder of the after blowing through one's priority data and we both know where we stand on that.

Make another batch Steve.
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I appreciate the heads up, but I really don’t try hard to be anonymous. I have used the Voyager handle for more than 30 years since I owned a Kawasaki Voyager and back in usenet days. I use it now almost out of habit. However, it is nearly impossible to stay anonymous today as so much information is everywhere that it takes almost not skill to find a lot about almost anyone.

And I have posted here before about our cooperatives broadband project and since we are the the only cooperative in our state doing this, it is pretty easy to figure it out.
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ExSatUser

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Quit feeding the shill trolls!
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Dances with Woofs

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But Steve has extra popcorn to get rid of now and at least Steve is Steve.
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ExSatUser

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It ain't a party until Stephen jons!
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Oliver

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After the news this week in politics I'm out of popcorn.
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ExSatUser

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I dont even waste my time with that crap. All theatrics and about as accurate as some commercials on TV ;).
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Dances with Woofs

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Stephen will be bringing a bathtub full of Ramen noodles.
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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And hopefully a tub full of crawdads
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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What plan are you on and how much priority data have you used for your current billing cycle?
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Homeskillet

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Very odd posts, had the service for a month and brags about it every day. Strange all the passion for Viasat. I don't think we know the whole story. Who counts the days since they got internet service?
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A Viasat employee might do this. Just sayin’.
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"Who counts the days since they got internet service?"
N. H. probably does, similar "enthusiasm" too.
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Homeskillet

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"The billings have been accurate"

You have had the service a month, so your maximum of two bills were ok? That is definitely something to brag about.

I think what we have here is a Viasat employee, a contractor or a share holder. Pick one. The posts are becoming comical now.
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Yes, someone who continues to post data that is clearly inaccurate has an ulterior motive.  Once I see data from a reliable measuring system and that clearly identifies Exede as the ISP, I will believe it.  As it is now, it is just more fake news.
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Corey Anderson

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I'll post something real. Business 35 plan still in priority data.

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Voyager

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No surprise there.  Now post again once out of priority data.  
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Corey Anderson

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Will do. On the business its still pretty good but results vary from 2 to 30 after the priority data is out. 
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Corey Anderson

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Priority Data is out now



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Dances with Woofs

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Next you'll be asked to post an evening result ;)
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Corey Anderson

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Yep I'm sure of it lol.
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ExSatUser

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And then an evening test during the month of December!
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Corey Anderson

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Next update and yes I'm curious about December. Weird its showing an hour ahead.

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Weird its showing an hour ahead.
Clearing your cookies might help it to reset to the proper time zone.  
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Corey Anderson

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Dang it I should have skipped that Chocolate Chip cookie at the counter at work. But I'll give that a try and see what happens. The first time I was on Viasat browser and the second time on Chrome. 
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Well if they can't get the time right, we can't trust any of it to be accurate and Voyager still won't believe it since it doesn't clearly identify Exede as the ISP ;) Speedtest.net will do the latter of course, calling in to question its accuracy.
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@Dances.  Are you still wasting time with this troll that can’t even measure performance accurately?  You must be really bored. LOL.
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Dances with Woofs

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Corey's not a troll - you asked him to post when he was out of priority data. .
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Corey Anderson

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Thank you Dances with Woofs. 
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Dances with Woofs

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Now, could you post a speed test while standing on your left leg and extending your right arm above your head reminiscent of Brian Boitano landing a triple lutz;)

Yes, I am bored - I'm just not one who places much stock in speed tests other than to determine how well my connection will currently withstand a small-scale DoS attack .
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Yep, my speeds are all over the place. Under 1 megabit to 20 this morning.

No, I'm not doing constant speed tests just watching my WAN traffic on the router.

That pose seems like how I need to get cell service at my house lol. 
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Chocolate chip cookies are good.  They give out warm/fresh cookies at some of the hotels I've stayed at and they are nice.
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ExSatUser

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Doubletree
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Corey Anderson

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Ours were Walmart brand. 
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Gotta love those Hilton hotels.
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ExSatUser

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There is a reason I have Diamond status with them.. Warm cookie? Yes please!
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Corey Anderson

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I guess I'm cheap. I have no loyalty when it comes to hotels. Just whatever is cheap and has good ratings. 
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Same here.  As long as it's inexpensive, but not a rat hole, I'm fine with it.  
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Robin, what plan do you have, and what satellite are you on, VS1 or VS2? Also, what state are you located in?
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I have the unlimited plan and have no idea what satellite but it must be a good one because I just measured 40 down/ 3 up.

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To have service where the speeds don't fluctuate and without any weather interruptions, I would have to guess in the middle of a desert somewhere. That is of course if the stories are true. I lived in one ions ago, sometimes it doesn't rain for 6 months at a time.
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Corey Anderson

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I have the business 35 plan and my speed do fluctuate quite a bit but amazingly even after I'm over my cap of 75 gigs my speeds are decent most of the time. I have seen it dip down to .2 megabits but normally that is short lived. 
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You use to have to pay overages on business plans. How long have you had the business plan?
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Dances with Woofs

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No overages on Business Unlimited 35 - 35 down, 4 up, 75 GB data usage threshold before deprioritization, 480p, 3 persistent IPs - $175 which includes lease along with some other business advantages including a "priority connection" during business hours.
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Corey Anderson

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ExSatUser I've had the plan since May and the plan is exactly the plan Dances with Woofs has listed.
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ExSatUser

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Okay. I knew in the old days you were billed for overages. That could get real expensive real quick!
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Corey Anderson

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That's still an option if you want data that doesn't get deprioritized based on your usage. Overall though I'm satisfied with the plan. The 480p / 1.1 megabit video resolution is probably the only gripe I have with the plan. I do occasionally use VPN to get around it but some sites don't like it.
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ExSatUser

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PlayOn Cloud is another way.
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Corey Anderson

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Yes, that would be a good option. I've looked at it but never made the jump.
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ExSatUser

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Tremendous product. I highly recommend. Since I dont have satellite anymore, i dont need it, but keep it so i record and download content from any streaming service to my tablet when i travel.

I will give kudos to companies that make excellent products and deliver.
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Corey Anderson

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Thank you I will look into it more.
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I second PlayOn Cloud.  Started using it about four or five months ago.  I'm glad I took the plunge.  
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ExSatUser

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Just make sure you get the cloud version. The desktop version works, but it records through Viasat so you get resolution throttling and perhaps buffer. In the cloud you get no buffering and 720p. Download that file via Viasat and no buffering and close to HD.

Just another way to get more out of Viasat without paying them more.
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37 down and 2 up this morning.  Cloudy with light rain.
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Homeskillet

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3 posts about speeds in the same thread in 24 hours from the same person, strange to say the least.
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ExSatUser

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Don't feed the trolls!

In other news I am right now at 30,000 feet and getting better service on a plane than I did with satellite internet at home. Streaming video, streaming a radio feed on another device, and posting on here. Viasat's product for commercial airlines works great!
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For $7+/day, the service should be pretty good.
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Homeskillet

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$7 for internet for a day in the air doesn't seem bad, a good cocktail in a decent class bar costs that much these days.
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ExSatUser

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Yep. A small salad and cocktail at airport. $35.

$8 was a bargain for reliable, high speed internet :). Waa pulling 11Mbs+. Could never do that with my home connection!
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@ExSat You have been assimilated fully now if you consider $8/day a good deal for service that is $2/day for 10 times more speed via fiber.  Marketing is a wonderful thing.  Sounds like your salad and cocktail was a fantastic deal as it was only 2-3 times more expensive that it would be elsewhere.  LOL.
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Well hard to get fiber 30,000 feet up that doesnt break!
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Voyager

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Never heard of EFOGM I guess.  LOL.
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Homeskillet

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Wow $35 for a salad & cocktail in an airport? I haven't flown in 15 years, guess prices have went way up.
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Homeskillet

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Wow $35 for a salad & cocktail in an airport? I haven't flown in 15 years, guess prices have went way up.
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37 up and 3 down this morning.  Thats for a cost average of $2.66/day.  so far so great.
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You still haven't bucked up and used testmy.net and posted results, why is that? Also most areas have plans that start at almost $120 a month with everything included. What good does what you have do for them?
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Being a former Silver 150 G plan Viasat subscriber, who got cranked down on and got 1 to 2 Mbps during the day, if i was lucky and stopped even attempting to get on after 5 PM, I only post this because if you are fortunate enough to get the rural initiative with a real Broad Band ISP (FIOS hopefully) than you may be able to experience the same speeds. 

Unfortunately, after having sat internet you find yourself wanting to test your speed every now and then.  Most internet users don't  even consider testing their speed, because they stream in HD without issue so they haven't had a need.

This time i used Xfinity speed test, because the graphics are pretty cool, you start out as a hot air balloon, progress to a single engine airplane, jet fighter and then the shuttle.


Testmy. net was 248 Mbps.

Exsat is correct this would not work in the air, different technologies for different situations.

And this ISP has integrity, lives up to its agreement/specifications etc., is one that goes the extra mile for customers.  I left V and went with FIOS when it became available to me on June 26th. I pay 99 dollars a month for the 100 Mbps, but a few weeks ago my speeds jumped from 105 up and down to a consistent 250 Mbps.  I'm more than satisfied, they also have a 1 Gbps plan for 179 a month.

And yes the data is truly unlimited, no caps etc., but I am really not a big user, still have Direct Tv for now, finally can do some On Demand, the big deal for me is that I can use a few new tools for teaching.  I hope that all of you can get something other than sat, but i will admit when I got my classic 25 plan (that was wildblue or exede?) it was a big deal over dial up and that was not DSL.  So hopefully there is light at the end of the tunnel for all.

All the best.
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FiOS connections are amazing. It is 180 degree difference from satellite internet!
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40 days now and ViaSat been perfect.  45 down, 5 up.  Impressive.  No outages and consistent speeds.   Better then the cable ISP I had previously.  Who woulda thought a single satellite 22,000 miles away could provide such impressive data rate to so many users.  Did you know the satellite was manufactured by Boeing?
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Did you know Viasat has other satellites currently in service that were built by Space Sytems/Loral? But at least now we know which satellite you are on if it was built by Boeing. 
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Corey Anderson

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Robin, you're having to much fun on here. Will you post an pic of the speedtest?
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Homeskillet

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Robin is now trying to pose as a person knowledgeable about Viasat after posting blatant inaccuracies in the past. The neat thing with the internet is you can't deny something that is posted for all to see. The poster has previously said the satellites were 27,000 miles in the air and has also implied that onsite service techs were Viasat employees. They also at one time seemed to think a latency test of less than 100 ms was accurate.
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I dont know exactly but about 7 weeks now.  Excellent service.  35 up and 3 down this morning.  Had a big windstorm come through and saw no ill effects as the wind was ripping.  The installer did a good job on the dish.  Streaming is good on Amazon Prime.  Its so good we are considering getting ViaSat for our 2nd home and some rental properties.
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Robin

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today has been fantastic.  Lovin the speeds of Viasat.  Been streaming NFL and picture has been great. 
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Agree Robin. Today was a great day for service.



Disappointing that networks don’t stream in 4k.

What resolution did you enjoy?

480?
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Bradley just has to show off to those poor people stuck on satellite internet ;)
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Corey Anderson

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Over my priority data and fall break is this upcoming week.
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ExSatUser

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Yea. Once you are over your priority data, a lot of Viasat subs will struggle with streaming.
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Corey Anderson

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Yep, YouTube was struggling a bit then I realized a tablet was streaming and DirecTV was downloading an episode of Ryan’s adventures. But the 1.5 was with nothing else going on.
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I would not recommend attaching your DirecTV to the Viasat network or you will always be out of priority data.
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Yeah, I made the mistake a few nights ago of telling the DVR to record a show. It decided since it was a show that supported on demand to just download them lol. I got up in the morning and what happened to the 6 gigs of priority data I had left. I logged into the router and seen DirectTV was using bandwidth. So I stopped it.
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ExSatUser

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Yea.  It is a SUPER bandwidth hog and AT&T will do whatever to use YOUR network not the DirecTV's infrastructure.  I mean, AT&T doesn't even want to maintain the satellites to provide you satellite TV.  It is sad.  DirecTV use to be a pretty good company.  Once AT&T got ahold of it, they specialize in ruining good things!
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True, apparently great internet is everywhere so they won’t need the satellites once they reach end of life. Everyone can stream live TV. At that point dish will grow unless they merge with one another.
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ExSatUser

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Internet is everywhere except where people can only get satellite internet.  Good luck with that being your primary source of streaming entertainment. 
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What does priority data mean?
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What does priority data mean?
https://www.exede.com/liberty/
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Thanks Bradley for rubbing our noses in the crap internet satellite customers are stuck with.
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Corey Anderson

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Bradley, do you have a data cap with spectrum or is it truly unlimited and you wont be charged extra if you go over like a TB? Around here Xfinity / Comcast is the provider and they have a 1TB cap and then they charge you. 
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True unlimited.

Att does the 1 TB cap with fees for overages here. They are unlimited too if you bundle.

So far there haven’t been any data caps on cable anywhere near me. I do fear that day will come.
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Corey Anderson

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Nice, you definitely have a good plan then. Hopefully no caps will come.