Is Gold 50 in a High Density Beam?

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Is the Gold 50 Plan in a high density beam?
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Nathan Hart

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What beam you are on is determined by your location, where you live, not by what plan you are on. Available plans are based on how many subscribers there are on that beam.
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I don't think Nathan as asking what beam he would be on.  He simply wanted to know if Gold 50 runs on a high density beam instead of that big augmented beam we've been hearing about.

Personally, I wouldn't trust anything on Viasat 2 until more people are signed up and Viasat has a chance to work out the bugs.  According to reports from Andy and what I've read on this forum, Viasat 2 is really hit or miss.

Think of it this way, Viasat 2 is like a box of chocolates...
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A 50Mbps plan suggests the new modem (tomblerone version) which only works on Viasat-2. Now does that mean a high density beam? Maybe. But the regular Viasat-2 beams are suppose to deliver 25Mbps.

But like Stephen says, reports on Viasat-2's performance has been mixed. So you might want to adopt a wait and see attitude.
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I have no clue what to believe about VS2.  On the conference call it was stated that the antennas that didn't deploy were meant to run the spot beams and that the big augmented beam was working fine.  Moments after that it was announced that 98% of the beams had been turned on.

Days after that, VS2 is available in my area and a whole bunch of other places across the country.

Is everyone being run off the one big augmented beam, or are some spot beams actually working?
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Some high density beans are working. However, not all of them. The high density ones were to support up to 100Mbps. As another user on here stated, the big beams are like the leftovers. Still, it was projected they could at least support up to 25Mbps.
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Well I’m the next Guinea pig then. Gold 50 being installed Friday at 8am. You know I’ll be sharing my experience. ;) And l also still have my VS1 service active as well. So I’ll be able to compare Side by side like Andy. I’m
Hoping gold 50 is high density and will perform better then the big beam he’s in.
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Nathan, what plan are you currently on with V1?
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Good luck.