One Month with 100mbp and this is my results!

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Viasat service has been amazing. I have been happy because 90% of the time the speed has been over 100mbps down. The only time it's been bad is heavy storms. We burned over 700gb the first month.
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What does fast.com give you for a speed with video? Is it locking your to 4mb? Can you stream 4k? If so that should be an extra selling point for the Platinum plan.
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As far as I know only 1080p because it says that on plan but I play 4k streaming on Netflix and it's very clear so idk
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Overall those results aren't surprising and is how unlimited data and prioritization would/should work - with a handful of Viasat-2 subscribers, there's no prioritization occurring. Enjoy but don't get used to it - most early adopters of Exede were happy also - then they went and did the unthinkable adding more customers and offering unlimited data when there wasn;t sufficient capacity to support it ;)
  

 
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Yea. If I was burning that much data at those speeds I am not sure how much you want to broadcast that. Thanks for sharing, but as Old Labs is saying, I wouldn't count on this type of performance and usage long term.
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It's all about location, location, location,...  This sounds like Viasat2 on a lightly used beam.
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Stephen Rice

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Daaaaauuuuuuuuuuuumn.
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@>@ just one word... SHOLY KAKS!!! @>@ I WISHED I CAN USE THAT MUCH DATA!!! ;-; but your so lucky ;-; i want that kinda speeds and data ;-; and also i wished i can get that downloads of gbs ;-;
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Well that's in a high density spot beam paying over $200/month. The majority of the country neither has that available or willing to pay that much.
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Yeah I'm wondering how long it will last
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It will last longer for you than a majority of us. Many of us will never even have the opportunity, at least until more satellites get launched.
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Most of the country can't get on Viasat 2 or get that kind of performance. Consider yourself extremely lucky.
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Maybe with Viasat 3 or 4 I will see plans like that in my area but, not now. I'm happy for you, just jealous :)
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This opening post has been very enlightening and helps me understand why I got the phone call I did today. Sorry I can't say more but I wouldn't be a bit surprised if folks in the HD beams start seeing their speeds slowed quite a bit after they go over their priority data. The system simply can't handle this type of traffic per customer....that is unless they want to close the beam to new sales. 

Andy
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I wouldn't hold my breath on that technology.

I know Viasat was trying to get ahead of the curve a little with data usage by implementing Viasat-2. But with its issues, they haven't gained much. Andy is correct, Viasat-3 is just to keep up with existing projected demand.
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Got agree with VetSat...not holding my breath. 

I remember a couple years ago I was wondering if I would still be installing any DTV or Dish systems....after all, in 2 yrs (so I thought) there will be so much bandwidth available, everyone will be streaming everything. 

Andy
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More of a fan of OneWeb and Space X to make it happen, but it seems to be the only way to bring broadband to the world. It will happen. How long is the real question. Iridium has about 55 satellites up, and they are showing promise. Probably still 3-5 years away in my humble opinion.
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Not convinced it will happen, at least not in this country. Is it really economically feasible? How many people use satellite internet? 2 million tops?
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If low latency service was available across the globe at affordable rates, dsl would be out of business.

Lots of people rely on cellular hotspots, dsl, and fixed wireless.

Data caps and speeds are the key. Cellular dead spot augmentation, self-driving cars, etc are all big markets for this as well, in addition to stealing military and aviation contracts from other companies. Cable and fiber are the only competitors, but as fast as technology changes, that may not last very long.
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Can't wait till this comes into my area!