Robbing Peter (Anik-F2, WB-1, VS-1) to pay Paul (VS-2), or just another SNAFU.
I have been seeing my speeds slowly increasing in the last 2 weeks, suspect due to Viasat2 being opened up to some users. I am sure that things will speed up slowly during the next few months as some of the commercial, military and in-flight aircraft internet services are moved to Viasat2.
just had the installer back out to check for issues this summer, trimmed a couple of trees and was doing good until about January. when they started reselling my beam. oh well my rural electric is running fiber and when they come thru this irritation stops.
There have been times recently when the speed has been startlingly good and there have been times when its been frustratingly slow. In other words, it's satellite.
(and in spite of all of my gripes and I do like to gripe, Viasat is still the best satellite provider... I'm underwhelmed with pricing, with what they've offered thus far in the wake of the VS-2 release, with some of their policies, etc... but hey - they're definitely satisfactory... before and after the release of VS-2)
I had questioned why Viasat would make San Francisco one of the first areas to be serviced by VS2. I may have figured it out... San Francisco is served by 2 beams, 364 & 369. Viasat moved some heavy-duty government users off VS1, such as the various government users that depend on Viasat for their super-duper high security connections and even Moffett Field air base, which also has a strong NASA presence. The government and military have specialized equipment furnished by Viasat and moving them ASAP probably made them happy. The speeds and stability of beams 364 & 369 has improved and I'll attribute that to Gov. & Military are gone to VS2. So, I no longer consider making SF one the first-list a blunder. The military presence in the San Diego area is enough to qualify them to move first too.
Perhaps Viasat knows what they are doing after all.