Hotel Internet Speed

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People who cry about 12 mbps internet speeds boggle my mind.

At this very moment I'm sitting in a hotel room that costs $100 a night.  Wifi internet speed is 2.8 mbps and its the middle of the day.

It works fine.  I just think its funny how Viasat is faster than city internet at a hotel, yet people still complain.
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Exactly, I've encountered that most of the time at hotels and, on my cell as well. Home Viasat is a lot faster. Even that nice hotel in Denver was 3.5Mbps LOL.
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Just got back to my room.  Speed is currently 1.9 mbps and it isn't even primetime yet!  Oh the humanity!
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Most hotels I've ever been in "invest" in junk routers further exacerbating the situation - but I'm a budget-minded traveler and to say they're hotels is a stretch ;)
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The problem with the hotels is that even if they have 100 Mbps internet service, if 100 people are trying to do much on their computers, there is only 1 Mbps left for each of the. The dreaded "network congestion"
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Oh and I don't get high speed internet on my Metro PCS (T-Mobile) phone out here either.  

I'm in the metropolis of Deridder, Louisiana and can only get my phone to connect to T-Mobile's EDGE network.  Testmy.net shows the download speed on my phone as 127 kbps.  Thats slower than the slowest I've ever seen my Liberty 12 plan operate after using up all my priority data and being on primetime!

The lady who insisted that everyone switch to Unlimitedville for $150 a month on the T-Mobile network was smoking crack.  

I'm in the middle of a freaking city, not out on a farm somewhere, and I can't get a decent connection on my phone.

Viasat might not be much compared to gigaflop fiber optic volcano nuclear internet, but its better than T-Mobile and Wifi out here in Deridder, Louisiana.

End of rant.
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Whats weird is, Metro PCS/T-mobile service sucks in this town, yet there is a Metro PCS store just down the road from Walmart.  I would think they don't have very many happy customers here.
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Sorry guys. I live in a hotel around 45 days out of the year. Also travel in the air. In both circumstances I have never found me saying I sure wish I was at home to use my Viasat internet. In fact, I have had better video streaming at 30,000 feet than i do at my home.
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Yep, I often have way better internet when I am at hotels than at home. Especially in Vegas:
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The last time I stayed in a motel the wifi speed was horrible less the a mbps but they had ethernet hook up in each room and I hooked up a small wifi router to it and ended getting close to 100mbps
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Honestly I could care less about speed in a hotel or even T-mobile where I am for that matter.

I just find it funny how people complain about Viasat bringing usable Internet out to the sticks.
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Exactly Stephen because I love my Viasat. Even when. It gets slow as dialup at least we have access to reliable internet.
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Exactly, without Viasat, I wouldn't have internet at home or, a home phone at all. Even if it was dial up speed - which it never is for me, I'd still have reliable internet and phone out here.

Now all I need is Viasat Mobile to get affordable for individuals and, I'd be happy with my internet anywhere I went. Be great to have it in my husband's semi and, in our pickup for vacations and camping trips. (we rarely do the hotel thing, usually sleep in the semi or in a tent and, no cell phones don't cut it, no service or EXTENDED so no internet far too often where we go.)