Download speed at 50mb/s

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I have tested my speed on the AT&T speed test site seven times today and the slowest download speed I saw 49Mb/s. That is the best speed I've ever had!! I also noticed last night that my downloads were peaking to 4mb and the average download speed was 1.6mb/s. Not too shabby for boonies of North Cacolacky!!
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Wow. Are you on the speedboost modem?
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Grumpyoldman

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yep!
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Well, I do not have those speeds. However, I still cannot really complain about my personal use system. If you do gaming, large downloads, etc., you will see a quick data depletion.

I am a new S.I.D. and S.O.D. and currently working to finish up the Install Tech training.
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I download large files at times (4-10 Gigs) and I need the speed so I don't collect dust while I'm waiting for the downloads to finish. On the Verizon 3G network I was on I had neither alot of speed nor a data cap. Sometimes depending where the site was it might take a day or so to download a 15G folder. When My 3G Modem finally bit the dust the price would have risen from $69 a month with no data cap to $700 a month with a 100G data cap. I'll take my 25mb/s with 150G data for less than 1/6th the price any day. (Sorry didn't mean to get this chatty). Good luck with your training and your near future new career! 
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See, now you got their attention.  They have a fix for that.
 
If my modem was stuck in the late night free zone, this would be the very LAST place I'd want it to be known.  Yours is ignoring speed limit commands and where did you go with that? HERE where they can now do something to slow you back down.  Don't come here in a few days griping about how slow your service went to.  Your post has a date and time stamp as well as the IP address.  They'll find your account in seconds and investigate your system from Denver or Carlsbad Ca.  Yes, they have a fix for that.
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I'm not the only one who has had speeds like that and posted it. I haven't heard them griping.And if they throttle me down to the 30mb/s I've always had I haven't lost anything. We'll see what happens, if they slow me down to the guaranteed rate I won't gripe, that's what I'm paying for. As far as your modem being stuck in the unmetered zone it would be dishonest NOT to report it.
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As far as your modem being stuck in the unmetered zone it would be dishonest NOT to report it.
Only if I used more than my monthly pittance in non-LNF times.  My modem functions correctly but if it ever did screw up, it would be my secret.
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Oh I checked the speed has dropped a little but not enough to blame it on anything but traffic. BTW: they don't need to check my ip they can trace me through my name. If they try ip they might not find me. Fun chewing the fat with you Craig, have a good rest of the day - grumpy
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Grumpyoldman Every time I post something like those speeds and brag BOOM something goes aware and I am below 12mbs, so I keep me trap shut. lol I have seen some ungodly speeds here at times. One of them was 45 mbs I thought the modem was going to blow. But posting the great speeds is good of business. Have a good one..
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I personally don't have any idea how to "fix it" to normal speeds as suggested so it won't be from us. If you're getting 50mbps that's incredible! We want the high speeds to show and have no problem with someone getting that. It makes us look good! 
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Brad,
I have no doubt that it CAN be done. But I never doubted that that my speed would not change except for net volume. For all the griping I did about the SB2+ overheating( BTW: Fan Is on it and it is cool as a cucumber), I have usually found the company to be reasonable. The service has been reliable and the speed ,for the most part, at or greater than the advertised speed. I am a satisfied customer. It's time some of us start making it known that we exist. When you do something well, you should get that feedback too! 

(Not so) grumpyoldman
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I have been a Wildblue and then an Exede customer for nearly 10 years now. I have only had a few problems, but they were always taken care of quickly. Customer service agents have always been willing to look into what was going on with my account, resolving them quickly. there are two of us using the account, and we have been able t o stay within out 10 GB plan most of the time, but the Liberty pass is very nice to have for those months that we do go over. We choose to live in the  country, and realize that we may never get ground based internet where we live. Thank to Exede, we have a very usable internet.
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So thats where the Liberty Pass speeds are going!!
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Likely not even in your beam
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I'm on beam 314, south central NY
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Grumpyoldman

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Well, Pay the Big Bucks, get the big speed (just kiddin')!