I think Viasat should never have said anything about the new satellite..

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I actually believe that had Viasat not said anything about a new satellite going online they would have been a lot better off that the current situation. I still have the Evolution Plan with free time from 3-8 am..no plans currently offered, and they are minimal, make any sense from a performance or financial perspective..have had no 25 mb plans offered.. as I had mentioned in an older post, the absolute worst thing that any business can do to its customers is to over-promise and under-deliver.. you can see how this affects the current subscriber base..I firmly believe that this type of broadband delivery suffers from obvious unfair comparisons..i.e. faster download speeds and greater band limits that can never be achieved when compared to fiber optic etc..I am currently waiting to see how the fixed wireless internet service offered from ATT as a stand-alone product plays out..as mentioned before ATT can see the potential rural base of internet customers just waiting for an alternative to what is currently offered, namely satellite. I only have one offering and that is Viasat unlimited (100gb) for 145.00 plus tax - that is cost prohibitive for me as well as many others. ATT fixed wireless is 160gb for 60.00 plus tax with minimum downloads of 10 mbs..we'll see what happens..I am a patient man..
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Ronald Stricklin

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Have you noticed they are selling to private business like airlines or the government? We aren't exactly the priority and won't be the money maker. They are trying to secure their future before all of the LEO's and we aren't the money maker. This also is not broadband. Broadband is a legally defined service. Broadband is 25 mbps at a minimum and not upto 25 mbps.
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I second Ronald post above :)

I sure do miss the block button from the old forum :(. Can't we get it back!!!
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Jim16

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He just goes on and on....Does he get paid for every Google search he copy and pastes?
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We have a name for people like Jab in the Delorean community.  
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Jim16

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It's sad when we look forward to Ronald's posts....
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Ronald Stricklin

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Jab your quite annoying. The FCC under Pai was considering lowering broadband's definition to 10 mbps. They chose not to https://www.houstonchronicle.com/techburger/article/FCC-keeps-definition-of-broadband-at-25-Mbps-125...
The significance of the FCC defining broadband goes to the FCC's policing powers related to false advertisement. You are aware of this function aren't you?  Your multiple pastes of information you copied along with your multiple comments suggest that you have no fundamental understanding of the discussion you have chosen to undertake. Such as the significance of the FCC broadband definition or the issues of Rural isp's. It would be simply tiring to go thru the effort of correcting your statements at every turn so that's why I won't. And Jim I'm just so happy to have you as a fan.
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AT&T abandoned our neighborhood a few years ago. They don't care about us at all. Honestly, the satellite performs better for us so far even in terms of latency than what we were getting with them. Comcast is available on the next street over but has made no attempt to expand to include us in their coverage. 
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Amen. AT&T is hit or miss for us rural customers. My "up to" 12 mbps plan actually performs better than the 18 mbps plan I had when I was on AT&T.
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It's hard when you're a publicly traded company not to mention the fact that you have a new satellite that cost hundreds of millions of dollars!
Our residential customers are a very big part of our business, and offering the best service possible to people who are underserved by terrestrial providers is a big focus for Viasat. 
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Thanks gents! 
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Jim16

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Even though we like Lizzie more.  :)
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Ronald Stricklin

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Yes Alex thank you so much and your corporate entity. If not for Viasat I would be on a Hughesnet forum thanking them for the superior service they offer to rural undeserved areas at such a low discount. You and Viasat are just very humanitarian and such.
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"I would be on a Hughesnet forum"

Man, that sounds nice!
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Ronald Stricklin

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Well Jim, since viasat is good, wholesome, and humanitarian I'm here.