Is Viasat working on any new projects?

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I hope Viasat has been working on something new. Most customers still have viasat 1 and that’s been out for while. Viasat 2 is supposed to be good but not as many have it. Maybe they could launch a viasat 3 soon with some new tech for those still on viasat 1. Does anyone know if they are?
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Considering what we have been through the past 3 yrs, the 'promises' (for lack of a better word), you must be a troll.  :-D

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Viasat 3 is three satellites.  I think they are putting more importance on airline wifi than ground customers.  
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The first Viasat 3 is scheduled for sometime in 2020.
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fmj77

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We had our hopes up that Viasat 2 was going to provide major improvements to our service. It never did due to the antenna issue. I won't keep my hopes up for Viasat 3.
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I expect VS3 to be focused on commercial and government service, not residential BUT, that means those three birds will pull a lot of that load off of VS 1 and 2 and, that alone will improve residential service on the two older satellites.
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I hope that V3 helps ease congestion on the other satellites. Still, I'm going to be cautiously optimistic.
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Cautiously optimistic is good with many things.

Lots of hype for VS-1, never covered here or half the country.  Exede5, initially very flaky, every install I saw had failed downloads and page timeouts.  By the time the plan was finalized and meter kicked in, beam closed for years.  VS-2, that issue, here, cheapest plan is $110 total for 360p streaming, up to 12, and 35GB threshold (if the threshold means much when they start rearranging plans.  If I still relied on satellite, I'd be thinking Viasat doesn't think much of this area, and optimistic would be an overstatement of how I'd feel.  I'm just hopeful things get a bit better for the neighbors that can't get cellular service.  I was hopeful they'd offer a budget $50 plan of some type for some people (capped, throttled, whatever), don't think that will happen.  They do offer that 70 miles away, plus several other better plans.
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That would do nothing for the consumer Bev. Viasat-1 technology is becoming outdated. Viasat-2 is a crippled satellite that failed to reach its potential.

More of the same? No thank you.
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My speeds are getting worse daily.  I used to get 10 Mbps and sometimes 18 Mbps.  Now I get 1 Mbps.   I'm on Viasat - 1, wildblue.  
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ViaSat-3

The ViaSat-3 ultra-high capacity satellite platform is comprised of
three ViaSat-3 class satellites and ground network infrastructure. The first two satellites will focus on the Americas and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). A third satellite system is planned for the Asia-Pacific region, completing global service coverage.


See: https://www.viasat.com/products/high-capacity-satellites


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Only projects viasat is working on is how to get more of your munie and give you less data/speeds
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I'm on the couch watching House hunter reruns lol on the laptop When i go to my room ill stick in some old b movies and watch till i fall asleep , Just made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches ( Strawberry jelly ) Usually end up with bits and pieces of jelly on my chin and tshirt no clue how lol also opened up in another tab browsing new houses some , be fun to get a older one like you see in horror movies 
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I have satellite internet longer than you have been alive (depressing to me I know).

Hopefully you will find good, reliable high-speed internet that meets your needs.
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Gwen

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Lol you cant be that old , My uncle died last year at 101 , if hed made it to september he would have been 102
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I would hope your great uncle...
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Gwen

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Im not sure lol 
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Viasat is working on a number of projects many of which we will never learn about and some we will hear little about until right before launch. We know they are in the development stage of viasat 3. We know they are in the research stage of a Medium earth orbit satellite constellation to work in conjunction with HEO's like Viasat 1/2/3. These will potentially bring lower latency and much higher speeds. They are also working to make what they have more efficient. 
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Apparently just acquired Verizon Wireless.
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Maybe they will have more competition in a couple of years!

Loon Takes Its Broadband Tech Up a Notch With Satellite Deal
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fmj77

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So that's 4 companies talking about LEO satellite services. Spacex, Oneweb, Loon and Blue Origin. Interesting.