Arizona Speeds

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Hello all, I just recently signed up for viasat have a technician coming out Thursday. Also getting the silver 25mbps plan.

Before signing up, I did do research & already know what to expect in all honesty. I am just wondering if anyone lived in Arizona using viasat & what speeds they got. 

I mean I am not a fan of the speeds I have read about but the place I live in doesn't allow other internet companies in. (If wondering COX communications owns a monopoly in my neighborhood since the home owners association won't let anyone else in) & they are just to expensive & can't afford them. So turning to satellite internet. 

I mean I am hopping to be getting good speeds since everyone is pretty much forced to use cox but then read it depends on location lol. So eh just wondering what speeds are like in arizona. 

Edit: I have tried other companies like AT&T, Verizon, century link, & don't offer service in my neighborhood at all lol. So it's either paying an arm & a leg for cox (that I can't afford at all) or satellite internet.
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Viasat CANT be cheaper than Cox.

Honestly, if you can get cable internet you shouldn't even consider satellite internet.
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True I should not even be considering using satellite internet. Just have had bad experiences with cox before. I mean even switched them out to another internet company when I lived in a neighborhood that had other internet carriers. 

Yeah they offer high speed data but to many bad experiences with them make me want to avoid them in all honesty.
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Unlike some others, I am not going to say it will be fine for you. In no way would I recommend a person get satellite internet over cable. The high latency, data limits, and restricted video are just three reasons. Then there is the price and congestion issues which will just lead to frustration.

I still take the stand satellite internet is the internet of last resort, which I have had for over 20 years. Right now I keep it over cellular internet, but others on here will tell you it is worse than cellular.

Don't commit to something for two years unless you are 110% sure, and even then I would question why.
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I know I was stalking the forums you can say before signing up & always read your posts & warnings to newcomers to satellite internet.

Have also read quite a lot of complaints on the forums here as well. 

I know what I am getting into truthfully. Have also read news articles & other info on satellite internet. 

I am a bit intrigued by it as well truthfully. I mean there is also a chance satellite internet will improve as technology increases/advances but probably a long way off till then or it's possible satellite internet will fail completely & won't be around in the future. 

Either way I will see how it all goes truthfully. 

Also read your second comment yeah there is a chance I might not like it but eh need to give it a chance. If it sucks I am going to try & troubleshoot it the best I can to improve the performance but eh if not then can say it was a stupid decision.

Though I am not gonna complain because I read up on it before hand & know the risk. Some people get full or good speeds others get terrible speeds or little to nothing at all. It all just depends sadly. 

So eh only way to find out if this was a good decision or not is when it all get's setup.