Is just me or what?

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Is it just me or what? I noticed alot people is posting about their slow speed issues and I understand that. But I am wondering if viasat is still adding customer?
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James Billinger

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Bev, Champion

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James, I think that depends on where you live. Some beams are full awaiting Viasat 2 while other still have room for a few more subscribers.
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My speeds are fine and always have been.  Matter of fact for most people they don't have a problem or Viasat residential and commercial satellite Internet wouldn't stay in business very long.  It's just that forums like this one attract people that have a problem or are just looking to complain.  Not too many people stop by to say how well it works.  Just like most any other business few customers stop by to say how well it's going....you just hear from them when they have something to bitch about.

Satellite Internet probably never will come close to speed, bandwidth and reliability of a terrestrial option, it's simply the nature of the beast.  Back in the day all of us in the boonies only had dial up Internet so even the first generation slow systems like Hughesnet were seen as a godsend.  I've been on that end and every new satellite that is put up features more bandwidth and quicker speeds but it will probably never come close to a cable or fiber Internet experience.  If you want, need and expect that then you'll have to move back to town.

And to dovetail on what Bev said some gateways are more full than others so a lot depends on where you live and what the contention ratios look like. 
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There is intelligent life in the universe!!  :)  Very well said.  And very true.
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James Billinger

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Gotcha well I love mine it better than nothing and before I did sign up for exede I did my research and knew the limit however the reason I sign up exede cause they seem to keep improving their sat system. I know someday Sat will come close to landline but not quite close
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So glad they took the listing for Boost 25 down on my beam. That’s was as close to a gimmick as I’ve seen from ViaSat. They know they are oversold. Yes they still sell plans, albeit, the plans I see won’t draw many customers. Churn rates have hurt the bottom line, and unlimited plans aren’t impressive enough ATM to destroy Hughes Net. They have to sell plans to pay the bills. Now I’ve waited over tens years to have a plan on an underutilized beam. Hope after this week my dream will come true.