How can this company stay in business?

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With there business practices the way they are how can they possibly stay in business? So may problems. They are recommended by AT&T. Do you believe it?
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Consumer internet is only a very small portion of this company's business. Government contracts is where the bulk of their revenue stream is.
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Please provide a link to back up this claim
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This is hardly a claim. Anybody that does a little research will find Viasat has defense contracts, a large presence in providing internet on commercial airlines, and other services. With close to 600,000 residential subs (you need a link for that too), they are not even close to the number of subs Hughesnet has.

So if you want to learn more about Viasat, have at it.

https://www.reuters.com/finance/stock...
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Satellite is the only internet option for many people.    
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How can they stay in business?  They're thriving.  Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
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Good morning Kathy,

It depends on where you are located, the time of day, your expectations, and what other options you may have.

Most have no other options and they either have sat or nothing. 
If your area is really congested, you will prob never get advertised speeds.
Did you think you could stream 24/7, generally data limits and speeds prevent this.

If you think you have a good installation than the rest is probably just the result of sat technology/physics/limitations etc.

But it does give you the opportunity to check email, surf, kids can do some research for school etc., keep software updated and in some cases stream you tube and even watch a few netflix shows now and then.

Your satisfaction can normally be increased by getting the more costly plans, however this also is dependent on, congestion of your particular signal etc.

You just have to make do with what you have until better, less expensive plans are available or an alternative to sat is available.

We are in the midst of a fairly significant snow storm and i am getting 17 Mbps now, doesn't knock my socks off but that is pretty reliable for the conditions.

All the best.

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I'm one of the few Viasat customers who has the option between Viasat and AT&T DSL.  I prefer Viasat.
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That's because others in your area use AT&T leaving Viasat's beam underutilized for you to take advantage of :).
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My direct TV and Viasat went down, (both being down, either very bad weather, which it has been since sunup, or snow on the tria/dish blocking the signals.)

I told my wife i am going outside to check a few things out, she said don't the snow is up to  your knees, it is dark, i see a few limbs down, ok but i gotta check it out.

I heard a few limbs cracking on the way out to the dishes, I just came back in from very carefully removing the snow and ice from the dishes and the tria. Both dishes are on poles, within my reach.

Fortunately after rebooting everything tv and internet is back up.

I just hope our power stays on, that is most important.
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North Carolina? I know FMJ is would be getting hit hard too.

Be safe!
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The south is getting a taste of what we just call winter in my area.  :)

All joking aside, I hope no one gets hurt.