Extremely Slow speed, Running at 1.5mbps This is not much faster then dial up speed! :(

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Mick Dietze

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Mick Dietze

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 Running at 1.5mbps This is not much faster then dial up speed! :(
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Jim16

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And I just started watching Netflix and no buffering.  Ran a speed test as I am watching Netflix.  .39mbs.  Speed tests are overrated. If I can do what I want, don't care what a speed test says.

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I am running 266kbps right now!  Can I have that 1.5MB speed?


As far as can I do what I want, my experience has been once things slow to 250kbps or so, that is when things start timing out.  I mean the hard cap use to be 225kbps.  I am just a half step away from that right now using priority data!

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Mick Dietze

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Well, VeteranSatuser & Jim16, I don't know at what speed you're paying for but I'm paying to be running at 12mbps so you can see where 1.5mbps just doesn't cut it!
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I pay for "up to" 12 Mbps. You do too, according to the contract.

If speed is such a concern, do as Brad suggested and move to the a different plan on the new satellite.
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Mick,
You obviously read the headline.
The tiny print at the bottom says that Viasat was just kidding about its speeds.
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Mick,

I suggest calling Customer Care at 855-463-9333.  They can troubleshoot slow speeds with you!  I usually suggest emailing us directly at ViasatListens@viasat.com, but slow speeds are hard to troubleshoot through email.  

Also, I noticed that you are in one of the areas that's allowing transitions to ViaSat 2.  If speeds are your main concern, I suggest looking into the transition!  
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Mick Dietze

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Matt B, I did call. The bad thing is if I change to another plan I will go from 150 gigabyte down to 60 gigabyte before I get throttled down behind others. So a question I have is can I be transition to ViaSat2 without changing plans?
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Nope.
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I wish dialup was 1.5 mbps. It took me about three days to download a 70 mb file back in the dialup days.
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My best speeds on dialup as 20 Kbps. The Verizon landline I had was noisy on dry days, and even worse after heavy rains. I enjoy my 12 Mbps Freedom plan, speeds usually stay in the 8 to 20 Mbps range, sometimes during the evening  hours they will drop down to 3 or 4.
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20kbps? I only got 13.2kbps.
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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That 20 was on good days. Sometimes I would be lucky to get 14.4kbps

I am so thankful that Wildblue came along, even at 500 kbps it seemed fast, but then over the next few years, it went down hill. Switching to Exede was a big step up, and still proving good speeds most of the time.
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I switched to Direcpc in 1996. It was one way, so still had slow dial up out, but it was great! If I remember right, there was a daily cap of 150 or 200MB, I dont remember exactly.
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Our best dialup was 44k but that was just with one particular US Robotics modem and it was an ISA bus modem with one particular ISP,  so when we could no longer get an ISA bus motherboard after the old one died  the modem was useless. EVERY other modem (and I tried several including other US Robotics) topped out at 33.6k on our phone lines.

Going from this to 512k on Wildblue in Dec '05 was fantastic.We were amazed at the blazing speed. :-)
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I had that same ISA 56k modem from US Robotics. It was expensive at $200 a pop but it was da bomb digity.

Those PCI winmodems were garbage.
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Mick Dietze

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Trying to run Vudu tv show or movie and it buffers all the time :( Even when my Sat. says I'm running at 19 mbps! And that's running at SD quality. :(
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What does fast.com show your streaming speed is? That is what you will get for streaming on any of the "unlimited" plans regardless of what other speed tests will show.