Finally went over my priority data!

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After a year on VS2 I finally exceeded my priority data, and I must say I’m very happy to report that at prime time I still had 5 mb/s download speed! And at off peak the speeds were still 50% faster then what I pay for. Antenna issues or not VS2 really is an incredible beast! PS I am on a sold out beam. My beam actually sold out 5 weeks after being opened up. This tells me that Viasat doesn’t always oversell beams like some people say.
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Nathan Hart

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Spinninghorse, Champion

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What state are you in?
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Mickey Sawn

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I highly suggest NOT using Viasat at all. I live in Golden Valley, AZ and paying $185.00 a month for Gold30 doesn't prioritize till 100 so they say. I home school but should have just stayed with the local cable company. Only paid $60 a month for really slow service but at least it worked! I have to unplug their equipment almost daily to reset it then wait 15-20 minutes to reboot then call them because phone hooked up with service so if internet goes out so does my phone! Customer service says everything looks fine on their end, I tell them because just reset it. They tell me you need to call us before I reset, I ask how can I do that if the phone doesn't work? After 5 months going round I am fed up with this crappy service!!!! Don waste your money!!!!!!!!!!
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fmj77

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Why in the hell would you go with satellite if you can get cable?
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ExSatUser

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Marketing selling a bill of goods.
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fmj77

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Must be some shady marketing going on in some parts of the country. In my area I've never heard of anyone who has access to cable being offered satellite as an alternative.
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ExSatUser

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Indeed there is.
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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What plan are you on and how much priority data have you used for your current billing cycle?
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hey there's Stephen! Missed you!

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GabeU, Champion

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Pretty good.  A speed of 5Mbps is nothing to sneeze at, especially since, for most things, you wouldn't notice much difference between 5Mbps and 50Mbps, and even further because it's unlimited.  So, again, that's pretty good.  
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Thanks Nathan!

I mean I know some folks may not have as good of a option in their location but hopefully in the near future we'll see more steady options like yours. Thank you for the update and kudos on not hitting the data limit for so long
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Spinninghorse, Champion

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Agreed. I know someone asked and it would be helpful to know what plan/cost Nathan has. He is in my area (central VA) and we have two totally different experiences right now.
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I have a feeling the sweet spots aren't very large in diameter for some reason. It would be interesting to see colored dots on a map representing a person's Viasat experience. A good chunk of the people in here that bailed for other services were in Central Va. I am one of those.
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Well they never showed the map. But yes the high density spot beams don't cover large areas