Article on Viasat's earnings call

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Interesting analysis here. Seems spot on and is critical of Viasat not getting more residential subs despite Viasat-2.

https://advanced-television.com/2019/...
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Ooh checking it out now
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Essentially no one understands how you could launch a new satellite and not add any “terrestrial” subscribers.

It is an excellent question. We, who are initiated, understand the answer.

The plan to make more off current subscribers is now underway. Wonder what phase two holds in store?
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Something tells me the banks won't be impressed with 2019 at all. And Veteransatuser will still miss the old forum!
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You bet I will!

I miss the ignore feature and the PM feature. All the messages that could be exchanged back and forth. Not to mention tractor pictures!
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I can send you a picture of mine!
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I do got a question after reading this wouldn't having a new satellite up in space improve performance. On the viasat 1 & viasat 2? Due to everyone wanting to check out viasat 3. I mean the more satellites they have, you would think the service would get better in all honesty. 

Since people would be using more then 2 satellites. I mean it makes sense if you ask me. I mean yeah satellites are expensive to build more then likely cost millions possibly billions but you think the more there is the better the service would be.

Then the better the service is the more people would be signing up & actually sticking it out. Though from what I have read the reason people are leaving is due to bad policy changes & crazy throttling issues that never happened before & more satellites, more then likely won't change the bad policy's & crazy throttling but you would think having another satellite would improve performance to existing customers which would want to make them stay.

I mean if I ran a buisness I would be trying to keep customers happy & would be trying to bring in more customers no matter the cost but that's just me personally.
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The ViaSat 3 satellite will definitely help, but that's not going to happen for some time yet.  It takes a while to build and test.  And pay for, as well.  
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@Courtney

Available satellite bandwidth has been the limiting factor, for years and years.  Wildblue and Hughes both were stuffing beams for years.  Then Viasat bought out the investors who started Wildblue.  Viasat's VS-1 satellite was a quantum leap in bandwidth, but later, since Viasat had been providing aircraft with internet since 2007, called Yonder, Viasat wanted to get a toe-hold on commercial aviation business.

With launch of VS-3, there should be quite a bit more bandwidth available for consumers.  And when this happens, this could be the reality: ViaSat promises “unlimited bandwidth” over satellite
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Even if the 1Tbps capacity that I've seen mentioned is true, I really do hope that the unlimited service offered will include the colloquial asterisk, as offering flat out unlimited service could, and problem would, at least to some extent, cause many of the same capacity related issues we normally see with satellite based internet.  
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Of course the article failed to mention the technical problems with Viasat 2. Gee, maybe that's why people aren't interested in buying a subpar, overpriced service that doesn't function as intended.
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I agree. And once it is not profitable to support anymore, they will sell it off most likely.

Viasat-2 didn't give the boost. They are not poaching Hughesnet customers, and are slowly bleeding customers to other internet providers.
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Yeah, but Viasat is still making a ton of money elsewhere. Government and military contracts for example.
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Hence the reason residential bandwidth is being squeezed. I realize no one believes phase two is coming. Doesn’t change reality.
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FMJ. That is why they will focus resources in those areas and are not too concerned about the residential market.
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Well, I'm still hoping for improvements to the residential plans after Viasat 3 goes online. In my area I will never have anything better than satellite.
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Viasat has big competition coming soon so I don't think bandwidth will be a problem for Viasat in a couple of years. Seems the way customers are being treated Viasat is not trying to keep customers so we will see what happens.
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I agree on the junk, I did read an article on that somewhere that said the sats are recoverable so that is nice but far as falling on your house well....... lol 

  This time next year you could be browsing the web with satellite internet that doesn’t stink. Love that line tho! bhahaha
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Call a millennial... apparently they're smartphone savvy and could probably find out.
ROFLMAO!!!  Absolutely classic!  
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This time next year you could be browsing the web with satellite internet that doesn’t stink. 
Actually, mine's been pretty good over the years.  I don't have any major complaints with my service thus far, but I do sometimes wish that I could join the rest of the world with regard to cutting the cord. I know I can't, though, so I don't let it bother me.  
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@CO....smartphone savvy

Do read: MILLENNIALS: Next Generation Car Buyer

Those in auto selling business know web sites designed for smartphone usage brings more sells.

Desktop vs Mobile vs Tablet Market Share Worldwide
January 2019

Mobile 49.11%
Desktop 47.02%
Tablet 3.87%
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How about... no
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I don't care what company gets me great internet as long as it works and the price is fair. My reset was today but had to use my 12gb for work files and soon as the 12gb was gone at 11am this morning boom 0.25mbps. So much for Liberty pass, had 200mb left to download of a file I need that will have to wait till 12am. 
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They don't t happen to me either. I post on my phone.
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It's definitely the latency, or something else with satellite internet, but GetSat is the only site with which it happens for me.  I've had no double post issues anywhere else, save the old HughesNet Support Community, which was on GetSat.  
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It's not the latency because that post last night was from the DSL connection at my work. And that has occurred multiple times in the past  It's because the platform is garbage.
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Interesting.  
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I miss the old forum...
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