beam congestion pre-check?

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Just wondering if there is a way to check beam congestion.(before ordering)..or maybe a rough Idea how many subscribers are on a beam in my zip code? I know in my are most go with cable (I'm not dealing with my local cable provider) Just a question so maybe I could kind of figure how busy the beam would be in my zip code
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Steve Frederick, Champion

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briman, the number of subscribers in your zip code will not indicate how congested your beam will be. The beams cover a much larger area than any single zip code.

ViaSat will not publically disclose the number of subscribers in any of their beams.

Take a look at the beam map, and you should be able to see the beam you would be on if you were to subscribe. You would be better finding a friend or neighbor in your area who is currently using Exede to see what kind of speeds you can  expect.

ViaSat beam map http://www.northlc.com/_images/beam_priority_map.png
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Steve,
I will check the map...thank you

Trouble with checking my neighborhood is that most are on the same dsl I'm on or Cable
Call me wacho but I'm looking to cut ties with landline solutions and yes I'm aware of Satellite latency and have researched both hughes and exede
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The statement is correct.  Not sure how it is unfair.
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briman

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"Some people never satisfied with their ISP????"
how is that a fair statement?
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Yes, I had the "unlimited" plan they tried to start.  Didn't work out for them and they had to discontinue it.  People got around the hotspot requirement that made you sign in on a web page with your email and password before you could get access. 
Streaming devices do not have that capability but they, and I found ways around that ( a router that holds your sign in info and then allows the streaming device to work.)
They were reporting people using 1000 gigs a month and Karma buys their data to resell, so that could never work.
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Jim16

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Sorry birdman.  You are responding to something a long way up and we are getting confused.
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briman

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ah...no worries

sorry for the confusion