Liberty Pass Working Great

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I am on Liberty Pass and, off peak hours, it's working great, as it should. I do expect to see a slowdown to perhaps 7-10 Mbps during peak hours, based on what I know of my beam.

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Bev, Champion

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Brian, Champion

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Glad you’re having a good experience!
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mike barber

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 My problem is not with download speed. I regularly get 12 - 16 Mbps. It is running out of data which as I have said has been much more of an issue in the last several months. Don't know much about my beam other than the number.
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I have Liberty-12 FZL.....  FZL??
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Bev, Champion

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That means you have 12 GB of Priority data before you go on Liberty Pass and, your usage does not count if used between 3AM and 6AM your time. 

Peak hours are usually about 2 PM through 5 AM on most beams. Mine happens to be better with peak being about 4PM until Midnight. Mostly because my beam covers basically just my county and, there are more cows and chickens living here than people. Those that do live outside of land based service areas are either elderly and don't want internet or too low income to afford Exede for the most part.

If you live out of town and, work a local job here, 50.00 is A LOT of money. We have a mill, Wal Mart and two mini marts for jobs within 30 miles. (and schools but, no one ever quits there so, they rarely hire.) Emergency services are all volunteer firefighters and first responders, so no pay for doing those jobs. Of the six families on my road, 4 heads of household have jobs at all, 3 of the 4 work out of state and, those 3 of us have internet. The rest do not because they cannot afford even Liberty 12 - as cheap as it gets. Pretty much the whole county is like that. You either work for the government, work out of state or, live off welfare.

Good thing the cost of living is low and, taxes are next to nothing for anyone with a decent job.
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mike barber

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"If you live out of town and, work a local job here, 50.00 is A LOT of money." I think a lot of folks are in that situation. Not sure if it's worse in rural areas or not. I'm a firm believer that everyone should have affordable internet. Kinda like health insurance but certainly not that critical. I think the more informed we are the better are our chances of improving our society.
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I think in a few months we're going to make you happy Mike. We launched a new satellite this summer and are just now able to test some of the capabilities but we're basically doubling our ENTIRE bandwidth with it. As a result we'll move a few people onto it to clear up some bandwidth and in return we're going to have quite robust data plans available as the norm (unlike right now where the best we offer in most areas is 50GB). 
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Bev, Champion

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Brad, I'll happily move to VS2 - even if I have to sign on for another 2 years :P If it's not too bad, I might even pay the service call to move but, if you just need volunteers, well I can be a guinea pig. :P
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I'm happy with what I currently have.  My only real complaint is latency, but it would take a magical fairy to make that go away.

Unless VS2 has magically fairies up there, I'm staying on VS1.  Those of us that stay on VS1 and are on good beams are just going to get even better service than we already have.
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I just want more data. 50 GB really doesn't cut it for my family but, we make do with that - beats nothing.