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i live in a small town of red banks ms. The population here is only 1500 people. The few people I do know have Hughes net. My question is having not so many people they should have the freedom plan here. Being with I was told a better company that's expanding I would think it would at least be here. I don't even have enough internet to out security cameras in the house that run on wi fi
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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Jerome,

Red Banks falls within the coverage area for spot beam 333:

http://www.wildbluetools.com/content/dealer/email/Beam_map-high-mid-low.html

That spot beam covers a large portion of MS, part of TN and part of AR. Freedom plan availability is based on total current number of subscribers for the entire coverage area of the spot beam (more specifically current spot beam utilization).

An Exede moderator will be able to tell you more specifically what plans are available in your coverage area.  

          
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Someone please tell me what the Freedom Plan is! Kimberly has already told me it is not available in my area, 80 miles NW of NYC in the Catskills mountains zip 12777. I feel like a mushroom where they keep me in the dark and feed me TIHS!
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Everett - I had not given it any thought, but yes you are correct,  the ground wire does parallel the coax shield from the dish to the ground block and would result in a small decrease in cable resistance.  The two main things to keep in mind are 1) that the measured resistance should be less than 5 Ohms and 2) a perfectly installed cable would have about 2 Ohms of resistance per 100 feet.  I don't know exactly how Viasat measures the resistance, but for sure it's not a lab grade measurement and the resolution is 0.5 Ohm.  Mine normally  sits at 0.5 Ohm with an observed low of 0.0 and high of 1.0 Ohm
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The cable resistance is calculated by measuring the voltage drop seen at the ODU whenever the transmitter turns on.  It is approximate, but it does give a pretty accurate result for the cost of the solution (two resistors).  The power between the two states is stored in the ODU, which allows you to calculate the source resistance.  Things do drift a little over temperature, so its not perfect, but its close enough.
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JEP

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Everett - No need to soak that ground rod.  Grounding is for electrical safety and to meet NEC requirements.  Assuming you have a grounding block rated for 3GHz, then only if your grounding system has a corroded or intermittent connection would it effect your signal.  There are some that will argue the following, but at these frequencies the signal wavelength is a fraction of an inch and the ground system is ineffective as an RF earth ground anyway.  
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JEP

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Brandon - I assume they have to measure the current also, to complete the calculation.
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Brandon Butterworth

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Measurement of current is done by knowing the voltage at the ODU, and knowing what you expect for the power draw (which is calibrated on a unit-by-unit basis).  Then you have P/V=I.  You still have some uncertainty in the source voltage, so you do need another measurement to eliminate that (2 unknowns, 2 equations).  There are sources of error like any measurement, and the measurement is accurate enough to diagnose issues and check QoI.
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Hi Jerome,

The Freedom Plan is being offered in select areas.  I will be more than happy to discuss some of the plans available in your area.  Please send me an email to exedelistens@viasat.com with your account and contact information.
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You might consider Evolution if you can't get Freedom.  It works pretty well most of the time and the free period is much more usable being from 3 to 8 am.  I am able to get up and run updates in the mornings while I am having my coffee.  :)  And the recent increase to 10 GB for video streaming and similar uses increases the flexibility as well.
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A. Everett Neuman

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That is a very good point Jacqueline. I'm also a coffee/ morning person, I wish they would expand that 3 to 8 am option for all plans.

I have used PlayLater to pull multiple downloads during the LNFZ for movies/ videos. But, then I go to bed and if an issue pops up it kills the auto-run-download. I see it the next morning by which time it's too late to re-start the downloads.
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Topeka Warner

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sounds like you need a better choice in security like a 12 gauge. To be blunt Exede is for us country folks you city people have your DSL and cable Internet. And honestly it's the best for the bang right now.
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"Small town of 1500"  That would be a large town around here, I live 15 miles out of a village that's less than 230 by now.  Your zipcode has more than 20x as many people per square mile as mine and every neighboring one I checked, some further out are much less than that I'm sure.  No Exede 12, Exede 5 only, and installs were shut down for two years.  No Freedom or Evolution plans.  You also appear to be in a well covered 4G area, and I'm guessing a town/area that size would have DSL or a WISP of some sort, so I'd think you don't have it that bad.  Exede is the best option for those with no option.
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I'm in a smaller town than that. Exede is my only option. So I.have to deal with it. They don't order anything from anywhere else. I JUST hade a exede tech.come out to check my connection and told me it was my router wifi connection. He said he had the right ones with him for sale. I bought it.for $125.00 my computer n was still losing service. I JUST paid another.$80.00 for a computer repair guy to come tell me that router is not compatible. For December along are up until now I've spent.$255.00 to exede and $80 to tell me I just have them money for nothing. Guess what I can't use my service at all now. I HAVE MY business rite beside my home.and I've lost thousand of orders and customers I've hade for years. THANKS EXEDE
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Remember no ones perfect not even exede the fact they launched a multimillion dollar satellite to provide internet to people that normally wouldn't have a option at all stands for something!
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Is freedom in MS 39766 area??  Would like more info


Thanks

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JEP

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Becky - Call a local dealer.  I think your area may be closed to installs except by a local dealer.
http://www.exede.com/internet-packages-pricing/service-availability?zip=39766
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The Dude

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yes it is becky I am a dealer out of La
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Lynda Raven

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I am having the same exact problem. I am too losing customers due to this B>S...

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