Speed drastically reduced after running out of allocation

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Bet, we have tried all the tricks and tips that are published and sill the service is very very poor..run out of allocation and your speed is drastically reduced....its a disaster! The only way to make it better is to leave as soon as possible.
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  • so bad that i purchased this EXEDE INTERNET

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Dall Parks

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Select a plan that meets or exceeds your monthly usage and you won't be restricted. Unlike other internet providers, Exede doesn't charge for plan overages.
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Jack DeFeo

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Unlimited because 30g last about 2 days ?
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Old Labs

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If unlimited is your goal, you've already identified your best option... "leave as soon as possible".

The early termination fees (and climbing up on the roof to retrieve the TRIA)  are a small price to pay if you have an unlimited option available to you.
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30 GB lasts us a full month. Yes that means learning to manage usage. limit streaming, run ad and flash blockers, don't hang out on social media sites all day, don't download large files except antivirus and OS updates. Take a laptop and a flash drive or a few disks to a public wifi if you want a new game, an album, HD movie, etc... or, buy a couple of extra GB to cover that.
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I am on the 10 GB per month Liberty plan. I have run out of data and gone on the Pass a few times, those were months with huge Windows 10 updates or the Garmin GPS map update. I am on the computer several hours a day, but no streaming or Netflix. Satellite internet requires one to learn how to conserve your data needs. It comes with this beautiful country lifestyle. If you need unlimited data, it may require giving up the rural lifestyle and its advantages, and move to the hustle and bustle of the "other" lifestyle.

I have a desktop, 2 laptops and an Android smartphone, with just me and my cat living here.
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They basically did offer unlimited data with the Liberty Plan with speeds of 1mbp when you went over your data but now you are lucky to get speeds over 256k during busy times.  Most of the time during congested times my internet searches just time out. 


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What was the policy before 2/1/2016?  I have had liberty since November.
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No, but as a prior web developer I can see where many sites nowadays simply will not work when throttled to dialup speeds coupled with the inherent latency of satellite.

I was always skeptical of the initial euphoria and never went through the hassle of the switch that would be required as an NRTC user. But then again, I also subscribe to the philosophy of Ian Malcom:

Oh yeah, ooh, ah, that's how it always starts, but then later there's running, then screaming.       
It seems we've reach the running and screaming threshold at this point...

At the same time never saw the logic behind lets slow things down even more during congested periods.

The plain truth is that certain beams are tapped out with subscribers and the only way to correct it is dropping subscribers IMHO - any volunteers?
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Old Labs

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What was the policy before 2/1/2016?  I have had liberty since November.
Wayback is your friend...

http://archive.org/web/web.php

or to be specific:

http://web.archive.org/web/20150908013529/http://www.exede.com/documents/master/data-allowance-polic...

but appears essentially unchanged with respect to Liberty.
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Here is the speed vs. time-of-day chart for Liberty Pass.  During the green, I do get 5 Mbps or close to it.  During the red, it wasn't too bad on previous cycles but now it is almost unusable.  During the yellow periods, it appears to be ~ 1 Mbps.  At least that's what I am seeing.  And I swear that with my limited experience, that 4 pm cutoff is a hard cutoff.  It's like falling off a cliff.
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It's like falling off a cliff.
Or leaving the Pentagon at 4:00 PM...