Need ViaSat here in UP Michigan for Business

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When will the ViaSat 2 be available in Northern Michigan? This month I've already used 233 GB with 3 days left before reset. So my speed is quite slow especially at night.
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L.L.

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Again, another question on this board that makes no sense. Your cap has nothing to do with which satellite you’re on. If you’re already using 200+ gigs a month in data and you’re not on an unlimited plan yet. Call ViaSat and switch to an unlimited plan. Which satellite they put you on makes no difference other than top speed capability. If you need speeds faster than 25Mbps then they will have to swap your hardware to migrate you to the new satellite, but the plans are the same as far as capacity goes.
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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Not many are grasping that concept ;)

You don't pick a satellite, you pick a plan - but you can influence the Viasat's decision by picking a plan that's 50 Mbps or greater. 30 Mbps is supported by Viasat-1.   

Pick the plan that fills your needs (Viasat determines the satellite).
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L.L.

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That’s right. It will all make sense once ViaSat gets all markers lit up with their new satellite.
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Mark

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@L.L.....before you try to make someone look like a fool you might want to know what you’re talking about or else you will be the one looking foolish! I can’t stand people who try to boost their ego by stomping on others. If you think it’s a stupid question then keep trolling or at least not be condescending!


First of all his question does have merit because according to the new plans, the more expensive the plans the more data you get, the platinum plan which is VS2 only you get 150g as compared to the silver where you would only get 60. Also if he goes to VS2, after he uses his priority data it most likely won’t be slowed as much because it won’t be as congested. I have attached a screenshot for your education.
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His point was not that plan selection doesn't make a difference but rather that you or I will not be able to say we want to be on Viasat-2. However, by picking a 50 Mbps or 100 Mbps plan (subject to availability) you will ensure that you're on Viasat-2  at least for the time being (which is not the same as saying that for other plans you will not be).

It's supposed to be transparent and it is... some of us can see right through it.        
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Mark

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Yes, sir. I agree but the comment of “another question in this board that makes no sense” was uncalled for. And with he new plans, the plan has everything to do with the cap.
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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I'll let you guys duke it out and if I were in the UP I wouldn't be too overly concerned about internet access anyway - so many more ways to enjoy life up there and would save my money for pasties, no not that kind ;)
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L.L.

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Thats funny Mark. As I wrote earlier today, if needs required are more than 25Mbps per second then VS is going to put you on the VS2 satellite. You’re posting a picture of two service plans that both require the new hardware. What you’re missing is the original question. You probably think that if you choose 12Mbos plan you’ll automatically be put on the VS1 satellite and you’d be wrong, again, but that’s ok. It will all make sense to your simple mind in the end.
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Mark

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“What I probably think” would be an assumption on your part and you know what happens when you assume. What’s funny is that you completely missed what I circled. It’s not only if needs require 25mbps then you pick a faster plan and you go to VS2. It’s ALSO if you need more data.
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Mark

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The plans are NOT the same as far as capacity goes! It might have not been as bad but there is no need for condescending remarks. The purpose of this forum is to ask questions and learn things. If that is below you then please move on. I have no idea what’s happened to common courtesy.
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