Does anyone know how long VS1 took for nationwide services?

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Does anyone know for certain how long it took VS1 to offer nationwide service after reaching its orbital slot?
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Yes
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Last beams lit up:
ViaSat-1 beams opening
Tuesday, February 28th 323 - 324 - 330 - 331

Telesat Launches Xplornet Services on ViaSat-1
By Jeffrey Hill | February 15, 2012

Regardless....Three factors are related:

1.  Earth Gateways up/running
2.  Antenna Glitch
3.  Sales: Equipment Demand
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From the posts on this forum, it doesn't appear people are jumping at the new sarellite, even where available. I believe I have read one person who has it.
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And he's undoubtedly a happy camper at least until a second subscriber comes on board ;)
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If people hold out long enough, prices will eventually drop.  I'm still predicting to see the Bronze plan at $50 and Gold at $100 in a year or two.
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Come to think of it, prices might even be $5 cheaper than my prediction providing the 12 mbps non-wifi plans still exist.
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ViaSat-2 Satellite Communications Services Available for Military Applications - today [3/12/2018] announced the availability of ViaSat-2 satellite communications (SATCOM) service for government, defense and military applications

In early March 2018, Viasat conducted a ViaSat-2 SATCOM system demonstration—attended by representatives from the U.S. armed forces—and showed a number of cloud-based government applications. The speeds on the ViaSat-2 satellite system demonstrated the industry's fastest broadband connections, exceeding 100 Mbps during the demonstration day.
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It’s all starting to become very clear.
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RE: "It’s all starting to become very clear"

Not quite...Viasat's bread/butter has been in defense, who pays their big bills ontime. So, Rank Has Its Privileges, and Viasat made sure they were one of their first customers to get a first-hand showing.  Also, as we speak is the #SATSHOW, which is were "bragging rights" and "chest beating" are displayed.

If above headline is correct in previous post, then all beams are engaged, but we don't know how much Giga-bit capacity is available on VS-2.  Viasat has indicated aircraft would not be transferred over to VS-2 until us pilgrims experienced VS-2, but this seems to be in conflict with all beams operational for DOD.

Three factors are related:

1.  Earth Gateways up/running
2.  Antenna Glitch  (no news here)
3.  Sales: Equipment Demand

Denver is showing 50Mbps plan, so apparently, they have equipment there for VS-2