Gold 50 and Netflix still almost unwatchable... Is Viasat doing anything to address this?

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I currently have DSL that maxes out at about 10mbps but is unstable I average closer to 6mbps - so hearing about unlimited 50mbps speed via satellite souded awesome!  After having it for a few weeks now, I can say that it has been VERY reliable, however - despite getting almost 10x the speed of DSL, Netflix is unwatchable.

I downloaded the Fast.Com app (from Netflix) to see what was going on, I noticed that using the Satellite signal, I was seeing less than 2.0 Mbps --- and when I would switch back to my DSL signal I was getting over 7.0!  

Why is this the case?  Isn't Netflix just a stream of data, why is it being throttled?
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Mike Gleiter

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