Does anyone know what the actual video bitrate limit will be on the new unlimited plans?

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I am curious what the actual bitrate limit of each plan for video will be? For instance is the 480 plan limited to 2 megabits? If so you might actually be able to hit 720p on some apps. Anyone one on the new plans know? I may soon be an Exede customer when I move to my new house as my options are weak LTE or satellite. Just trying to figure out what plan I should be looking at the hardest.  Thanks for any help.
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You sound like you know more than the average person on this.  Please remember we are still on the ViaSat-1 satellite and it is running at full capacity (and doing a rather good job).

Early, very early  next year, (January?), the new ViaSat-2 satellite will start operations.  That new satellite has a few things going for it.  It uses latest technology, it  has double the capacity of ViaSat-1, it has some aim-able beams for ultra-high demand events (Olympics?) so the remaining customers don't get beat out of their speed, and of course we must remember the present ViaSat-1 satellite will still be there in service as a complement to ViaSat-2. You can buy cell boosters or get one for free if you're a T-Mobile customer, but even as generous as T-Mobile has been, you won't get the data from them in the quantity or speed or price Exede will supply you with in about 2 months.

When Exede is called a "Game-Changer," that should be seen as a viable threat to any other non-urban internet service provider.  Exede will be supplying big city type Internet to places the phone companies have not, and will not, go to in our lifetimes.
 
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I work in IT and I have been trying to keep up with this stuff since we started our house project. I have a Cell booster that I'm going to try out but I think the signal will still be pretty weak even with that. I'll be lucky if I get 4 megabit down. Satellite seems to be the better alternative. Heck I may try both and do a load balance between the two and see how it works. 

But maybe ViaSat-2 will have better options for me. 
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I am not sure i would go that far. That fixed wireless internet by AT&T is getting some traction in rural areas. Perhaps not as fast as Exede, but low latency and low cost might be an attractive option in some areas.
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