Has anyone seen an unlimited platinum plan in the wild yet?

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Has anyone seen an unlimited platinum plan in the wild yet? I wonder if that's going to be a much later roll out thing that is only available in very specific markets. 
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L.L.

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Soon... hang tight
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J&J and I have seen a couple in the wild.  Very wild.
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From my scans, I recall Viasat mentioning 100 Mbps was enough for like 1,000 students; I suspect these plans may be high dollar, and more suited to corporate/schools.

Conversely, fiber hookups to their earth stations may be bought in incremental sizes.  I've seen this at server farms, where you lease 1-Gbps or 10-Gbps lines.  Hence, until a beam becomes populated with more people, they might be leasing at a smaller pipe size.
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FCC: Broadband Competition Largely Nonexistent Above 100 Mbps

FCC data indicates that broadband competition is virtually nonexistent at higher speeds. According to the FCC's latest Internet Access Services Report (pdf), 44% of census blocks have zero residential ISPs offering speeds of 100 Mbps downstream and 10 Mbps upstream. 41% of census blocks had just one ISP offering 100 Mbps speeds, meaning that 85% of the nation either can't get 100 Mbps service at all, or only have the choice of one ISP that provides that speed.

That's the bad news. On the positive side, competition at the agency's baseline definition of broadband level (25 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up) is improving slightly.

According to the FCC, 56% of census blocks tracked by the agency can now get speeds of 25 Mbps down, 3 Mbps up from at least two providers. That's a jump from 42% six months earlier. The FCC notes that 30% of the country can only get 25 Mbps from just one provider, and 13% of the country can't get 25 Mbps speeds at all.

More....Here
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I was told by a Viasat rep that the Platinum plan on Viasat2 for my area would cost $200.00 at 100Mps at 150 gig cap. I am currently on beam 311 on Viasat1.
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If you ask me, Viasat messed up big time by announcing a 100 mbps residential plan.  Residential plans shouldn't be any higher than 30 mbps right now.  30 mbps is what Viasat 1 and 2 are both capable of supporting.  Viasat 2 is the only bird that can provide 100 mbps right now. Business customers should be the only ones with a 100 mbps option.
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100Mbps for residential plan I would buy it even if they had 50 Mbps plan I would like that too
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CEO Of viasat Mark said online residential plans could reach 200 Mbps service. On viasat 2.
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RE: "...reach 200 Mbps service..."

That's really slow these days...for the right price,

5510 terminal can deliver up to 1 gigabit per second throughput to the aircraft,
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Announcing something like that, this early is a big mistake.  
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RE: "... big mistake...."

When possible, you want to get users on/off....slowing everybody down, or not having enough bandwidth, brings about network congestion.