Download speeds on Steam.

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These are the best download speeds that I have ever seen on Steam. Pretty insane for Satellite Internet these days, but the long term goal for Viastat is to get rid of that anxiety for downloading 5 GB in one day! 
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Timothy James

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40 + Megabit Download Speed when I pay for 25. This is on Silver Unlimited 25. 
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Shawn Willmon

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Is this sarcasm? In the picture you show 5mbs but next post say you're getting 40?
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Timothy James

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Steam measures download speed in megabytes per second, which is equal to around 40 megabits per second. 
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Shawn Willmon

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Ah, capital b, my bad, keep us updated when you hit 200g in one month if you keep those speeds, I'm still waiting for vs2 plans in my zip
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I have went over 150 gigabytes before and it became unusable for most of the day. I think speeds was around 100 - 500 Kbps. I am on a congested beam, so that is why I seen such poor speeds after exceeding 150 gigabytes. Hopefully Viastat 2 will improve the experience no matter what satellite you are on. 
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100-500 Kbps would be great I usually get <100 during congested times.
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Timothy James

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There isn't really a difference between < 100 and 100-500. At that point, I believe it is just unbearably slow for normal internet usage.  
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Mark here

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Try this for speed!  :-(this result
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Web browsing is very doable at 256k. You just can't stream video.
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Which is the idea when you go over your data limit.
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Mark here

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Ok so I "upgraded" to Unlimited Bronze 12 a week ago hoping for a workable internet connection....this is what I get....and NO Stephen and Jim I am well under my limit. Notice the time I tested! This is the crap people are complaining about.
Speed Test Result
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Mark here

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Come join me on beam 326 it's great, NOT!
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Amen. I'm on a Liberty 12 plan and am pulling 20 mbps this morning.
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Timothy James

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Speeds are pretty good here in NC. 7 AM.
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My Steam downloads only take place in the middle of the night and I never measure the speeds with it. But I know I have seen 30+ GB downloads in 5 hours with it.
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Often times, I wish I was still on a liberty plan with a free zone. I am able to download games anytime with unlimited, but if I do happen to go above 150gb, the internet becomes pretty bad. I usually save the big downloads for when I am at my community college. I remember backed in the old Viastat days, around 2012 / 2013, I never had to worry about steam updates eating into my cap because they would download at full speed from 12 - 5 AM, which was enough for most updates. 
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Something good is going on.  Its the middle of the day on a Saturday and my Liberty 12 plan is pulling 15.5 mbps down.  I'm only paying for up to 12 mbps.
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Timothy James

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My cycle resets on the 27th. I'll probably attempt to use my last 10 GB of my 25 Unlimited Silver Plan to see how well it works passed 150 GB. 
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Mark here

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Oh ok lets try one now................Speed Test Result