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In 2017 I see no reason any company would not have unlimited data.  My household is rural but modern.... my HVAC, Security cameras, house alarm system, 2 desktops, 2 iPads, DirecTV, 2 cell phones eat up 30 gigs in 3 days.  So for 3 1/2 weeks I'm on the slow boat!  I'm in month #2 and very disappointed in the service.
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Data caps are necessary because the satellite once designed, built and launched can not be repaired or have its capacity expanded. There is a limit to the amount of data throughput at any given instant.

   

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One satellite with a maximum 140 Gbps data throughput limit, covering hundreds of thousands of users across the US, cannot provide "unlimited" data. It's a finite resource and, at 22,300 miles out in space, it cannot be upgraded to provide any more capacity than what it had when it launched.
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Exede Lindsey

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Hi Bob,


Because we provide internet via satellite, each beam we offer can only handle so much data to distribute to as many people as possible -- fixed capacity. Most internet service providers have data usage caps. A primary reason providers for these caps is that more consumers are watching video on the internet. Video uses a lot of bandwidth, and without limits, networks would be overloaded.


Wireless networks, like satellite, are more likely than traditional ISPs to get overloaded with heavy video usage. So the data usage caps for wireless internet are generally a good deal lower than cable networks. 
This capacity is growing with each new satellite, and the new one we're launching later this year will significantly increase our capacity and ability to offer more generous data plans

In setting our caps, we aim to provide the fastest speed and best quality of service possible -- even in the evening peak periods. We set our plans' data usage caps at levels that fit the majority of internet users. If we can further assist with more questions or concerns please give us a call at 866.945.3258. 
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Unfortunately, the rate at which data is wasted has been growing at a rate faster still
Absolutely.  Ads are another data chewer, and there are a LOT more of them.  Plus, people are connecting so many more devices than in the past.  And one other thing has changed over the last few years...streaming.  
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Gotta love those double posts.  
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I'm trying to respond to Judy but there isn't a reply box under her post. Judy, how did you "lose" your Freedom plan?
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[ quote author = zanne ]

I'm trying to respond to Judy but there isn't a reply box under her post. Judy, how did you "lose" your Freedom plan?

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From what I can see, the forum itself only provides for replies at 2 levels: (1) a new reply to the original poster at the end of the entire thread; and (2) at the end of each set of posts that make up a series of responses to a reply to the original poster.  Since Judy's post is a response to Exede Lindsey's reply and since there have been other responses after her response, there would be no reply box under her post.  To get around that, when I want to respond to someone's post, I include a "quote" of their post at the beginning of mine just as I did with your post here.
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[quote author = GabeU ]

Gotta love those double posts.

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This just happened to me.  Fortunately, clicking on "remove" for the duplicate will only remove the duplicate and leave the original intact.
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I have been on the internet for about 2.5 hours now and have so far used a whopping 14 Mbytes (0.014 GB) of data.  By the time I am done with the internet today, my usage will likely be about 60 Mbytes (0.06 GB) of data if not less.  You might want to look into why your devices are using so much data and if their use of that data is giving you any benefit.
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My usage since 6am:






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Unfortunately the web site obesity crisis is outpacing satellite launches...

http://idlewords.com/talks/website_obesity.htm

and it's time for web site designers to get up off their fat assets ;)

Until they do, put em on a diet with the data usage tips constantly preached here. 
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^ AMEN TO THAT!!! ;D
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zanne

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LOL. Webpage bloat is a serious problem.
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Unfortunately the web site obesity crisis is outpacing satellite launches...


That is a huge problem that most website designers don't pay much attention to although some design mobile sites that use less bandwidth.  To get your data usage down there are a lot of things that you, the end user can do to make it a lot less and a number of things are on this forum that you can do.

Disable the autoplay feature on your web browser, disable the auto update function for your operating system and the apps on your tablet/phone, use a download manager for those with legacy plans that have a free period during late nights, ect.  Does take a bit of elbow work on the user end but it's not all that hard to do even if your not a computer guru.
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  • That is a bunch of crap. Why can I buy more data then, or use more at night? The satellite argument does not work for me. I think that it is just a way to price gouge the consumer. Bandwidth overload on satellite, (yet I can buy more time) B.S. Excede in defending themselves is admitting to insufficient technology to provide the customer with a less then satisfactory product. Throw out the Apple TV I got for Christmas.

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