boost 25 feedback please?

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during peak hours if u have boost25 how low will the download speed fall too 10 MBPS?  I am considering getting it IF it is still fast during the evening time! and those who do have it and have done a speed test late at night or early morning what is the fastest download speed you have gotten?
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I am on beam 332, not one of the congested beams - it gets moderate to moderately high traffic is all. Here are some of my speed test over the last few weeks since I got the boost 25 modem. I have seen as slow as 8Mbps but, no slower and, that was one time only. For the most part I stay at or above the advertised 25Mbps, but there are occasional drops in speed, either due to my beam being busy, or because of weather affecting my signal quality. 43.29 has been my fastest, it isn't unusual for me to see speeds well above the 25 Mbps.

Of course that's on my beam, your beam may be different. Some beams are not as busy as others and, you will see slower speeds more often on busier beams.











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Great feedback Bev those speeds I can deal with! Another question did they ship u the new modem and then u ship the old modem back?
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They mailed me a new modem and it came with a return label for the old modem. Hope this helps
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I got my Boost modem in the process of changing form a Business to a residential plan so, a technician did come to my home and install it. I did have to ship the old modem back to Exede. I do believe they will send you the modem, which is easy to set up if you are simply adding Boost 25 to your existing plan.
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Yes sooo far sooo good
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How was your speed before you got the Boost?  Were you getting 12mbs on a consistent basis?
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Jim, I got 12 Mbps or more (up to 20 Mbps) off peak and, usually around 5-8Mbps peak. I am on a Liberty 50 but not Freedom beam. (332)
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Thanks Bev.  Probably indicates that unless you can get 12mbs on the regular modem, you probably won't see much improvements with the boost.  Agreed?
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I agree, if your beam is too busy to provide maximum speed at any hour of any day, then it isn't going to be able to give you faster speeds. However, with Viasat 2 not far form coming online, it still may be a good time to get Boost 25 if it's available in your area. I'm sure it will make a difference for those of us that stay on Viasat 1 after Viasat 2 comes online.
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Im on Beam 351
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Ok thanks for the Information Bev
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I have wondered also about the Boost 25 "improvements".  My logical take on it is if you can get 12mbs on a fairly consistent basis, then the Boost will be able to increase your speed.  But could it do anything if a subscriber can't get anything close to 12mbs?  How could the Boost improve things if you can't get the maximum speeds ( 12mbs ) to begin with?
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ok during peak time no it was not 12mbps it was more like 3-7 but off peak yes it was over 12mbps most of the time. Now at 7 pm est my speed is 15.34 mbps when I got home at 4 est my speed was 26 mbps and this morning before 7 am it was 35 mbps