So I heard from my NRTC provider that gives me Viasat (formerly Exede Internet). They are announcing these plans starting in February. They also say you do not need a new modem for these plans, so none of these plans are on Viasat-2.
They are also going to incorporate the "video data extender". For a laughable description of the video data extender....here is the definition...WORD by WORD...
"A Video Extender sends video and audio signals farther than conventional cables without the need for expensive cabling. The Video Extender also has the ability to set all new packages to DVD quality which significantly saves on data usage."
I am not quite sure why they have the first sentence in that definition...but there you have it!
Now on the plans:
The Basic Liberty 12, with speeds up to 3Mbps after 12GB of usage
Silver 12 - Unlimited w/480p, but after 60GB of data you get deprioritized - $94.99
Gold 12 - Unlimited w/720p, but after 100GB of data you get deprioritized - $144.99
Those plans are not as good as what Viasat offers!
Then for $5 more/month you can get the newer modem that gets too hot with the built-in router . But the data levels stay the same.
The last part of the email is pretty funny.
"If you are on the Freedom Package it would be advisable staying there for now. If you are planning to upgrade packages in the next couple of months, we urge you to do it now and move to the Freedom program. We can offer it to you now for $74.99 a month."
So there you have it.
Needless to say, I am dumping my NRTC internet provider and moving directly with Viasat once Viasat-2 comes online. Unfortunately that Freedom plan is not available in my area :(. It offers 150GB of data and 1080p video. I would jump on that!