I live in a very rural part of Southeast Texas and internet options are limited. I have had a couple of other satellite providers and they worked OK but because I worked from home they were killing me on cost. Its only been a couple of days but the service is excellent and not having to worry about hundreds in overages is awesome. Here is hoping it keeps up.
You are right Tommy. Some people have unrealistic expectations. Perhaps it is because they had hardwired internet before. For those of us that have never had the luxury, Viasat provides the best satellite internet has to offer. And I should know, it is the only type of internet I have had for over 20 years.
I had HughesNet for 10 years before switching over to Exede/ViaSat in 2016, and I was on dial-up before that. I live in an area where mobile signal is spotty at best, and wireless isn't an option due to line-of-sight issues (wooded area). I am very, very pleased with my ViaSat experience, and I'm looking forward to continuing to enjoy good service.
Jack, I am just across the state line into Louisiana, so likely on the same spot beam as you are. Generally I feel Viasat service is good particularly in the daytime, though speeds seem to drop in the late afternoon and evenings. My big issue with it however is rain fade, given the amount of rain we get here (60+ inches per year on average), and anything over a moderate drizzle seems to cause disconnects for me, it can be a real headache in the summer with nearly daily afternoon thermal thunderstorms.
If you go to 192.168.100.1 , you can check the status of your connection. If you post the results here, someone will probably comment on the quality of your connection. Here is what my connection looks like. From what I have gleaned from comments on this forum, I think I have a pretty good connectiion. Maybe someone will explain what these readings mean!