How many customers will have to leave my beam on viasat 1 in order for me not to be throttled after 150gb below 1mbps in the evening time once viasat2 comes out? Trying to decide if I wanna stay on viasat1 or go to viasat2! I have the silver unlimited plan and Im really happy with it except when I go over 150 it sucks for me in the evening time when I wanna watch videos and stuff!
I will do that Matt! I will say this the first month I had the silver plan I wasnt throttled till after 180GB than the last 2 months right when I hit 150GB Im slowed down in the evening when Beam is congested! So I will wait and see Im throttled now until Wednesday in the evenings!
For some people, switching to Viasat2 may not be practical, or even possible. Because of the location in the sky, the viewing angle will be lower in the sky, especially for those in the southwest. For others, like me, geographical obstructions may not allow Viasat2 to be within the line of sight required. I have never seen the need for speeds higher than I am getting on the 12 Mbps plans, so I see no reason to switch, even if it were possible. Either way, transferring some subscribers from VS1 to VS2 will relieve much of the congestion on VS1 and improve the Viasat internet experience for everyone.
Probably will be able to tell when plans come out whether a ton of people will immediately want to switch. If plans on ViaSat 2 aren’t substantially better, it will take months of churn to improve existing service on congested beams. This is assuming most new subscribers won’t have a choice.