Pretty bad speed lately.

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Ever since they started messing with the plans recently it seems like the my speed has taken a nose dive. Last week or two has been horrible. I am getting what feels like dial up speeds most of the time, even during the early morning/ afternoon times when congestion should be less. 

I have the Freedom plan with a 150 GB limit. No where near close to going over it. The only time I seem to get decent speed anymore is late at night between like 2 AM and maybe 6 or 7 AM.

Looking at a beam map that was posted here on the forum I look to be in beam 329. I hope this get's better soon once people move to the new satellite. I'm out of contract (or I should be by now) so I might even move myself but the viasat 2 plans are still not showing for me.
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Same here.  I upgraded in January from the Recovery Act 60Gb/mo @ 7Mbps to the Unlimited  (150Gb/mo) 25 Mbps plan and have yet to sniff any speed over 12 Mbps.  I typically get more like 3-4Mbps, about the same as before I "upgraded".  I heard Viasat-2 went online yesterday, but it has not helped me, yet.   Approaching $200/month for this plan.  Unless there is a drastic improvement soon, I'll call it false advertising.  I know, I know...  we don't guarantee download speeds blah, blah.   Why not just advertise 1Gbps or higher then, and not deliver on that either.
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That's a beam number that shows up often here with problems.  Whatever you do, don't loose that plan! (unless you migrate to a plan on VS-2).  Your beam will improve but that's not a wonderful thing to hear when you still pay every month while waiting.
 
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Yea I've noticed the same looking around. I just hope it get better sooner rather than later. Right now I see speeds like 0.2 or 0.3 MB/s
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