Is Viasat slower than dialup when paging e-mail like WildBlue?

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My WildBlue Satellite Internet was slower than my land line (32K) because of their reaction time to a new page request about which they lied and said it was the latency of the system instead of their slow response to an almost instantaneous request for a new page. How is Viasat DIFFERENT or would i find Viasat 'slower than dialup' just like WildBlue ??
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Posted 6 months ago

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You are still going to have the high latency north of 500ms per second, but overall Viasat is much faster than Wildblue.  You are comparing technology a decade old versus technology a few years old. 
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anybody?
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I guess You are nobody VetSat....
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I guess so!

How about you or Stephen give it a whirl!
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What plan are you on and have you used all of your priority data?
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The time it takes for your request to reach the destination server is latency, that will be more on satellite than dial up HOWEVER, once said request is received, the actual page load time will be much less with Viasat than with dial up.

Downloads are faster with Viasat, Fast Twitch mmo games (first person shooters for example) will perform better on dial up but, downloading the game initially would take much longer on dialup.

I hope that helps you understand the difference. Dial up - slow speed, low latency. Satellite - high speed, high latency. Fiber- high speed, low latency.
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I'm paid by the post. I responded to one of those roadside signs touting work from home with your own computer. I called the number on it and was surprised by the person answering who said Viasat Marketing,, how may I assist you? So here I am.        
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Post while you can. Once multiple government agencies, including the state of Florida, bring down Viasat, I guess we will all have to get Hughesnet.
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Nah, just hit me up for that "Satellite Secret Sauce" I've got it figured out now - a nameless elf over in Denver gave me a whole jet load of the stuff and, the recipe so, we schills will be fine, don't think the government wants to loose that sauce either. XD
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Not to worry about the state of Florida bringing down Viasat for a while. All the officials are still struggling with how to get an accurate count in the last election.
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And the 2000 election!

Still waiting, BTW. for Viasat to be featured on Good Morning America and/or MSNBC on how much of a scam it is!
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My posts about my negative experience with VIASAT seem to be disappearing, why is that? VIASAT sucks, keep trying to access the internet any other way.
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That's because you're not smart enough to use this forum correctly...

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The same half dozen VIASAT shill losers seem to show up in every thread, what the hell
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But we are entering a new weekend. Ugh! 
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@VeteranSatUser YAY FOR THE HOLIDAYS ARE OVER :D

@Steve Fredrick and yes, yes we are entering a new weekend ;-; i too also feel all of yalls pain to be honest ;-; BUT!!! "FEAR NOT CITIZENS!!! FOR HOPE HAS ARRIVED!!! CAUSE I AM HERE!!!"

@jim16 LOLZA!!! XD!!! your joke is funny XD way too funny XD
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Nice to see you back Deku!
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Careful. It could be the anti-Duku!
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Yep, gotta be the weekend, there's a semi tractor sitting in my driveway, hubby's pickup is missing, as is hubby and, I just got the notification that something has been charged to the Home Depot card - definitely the weekend. LOL.