Raised Data caps?

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Do you think Viasat will follow their lead?
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Michael McDowell

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Homeskillet

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That was nothing but ambiguous speech. A politician could have written that. As we know "increase' could mean an extra .000000001%. I take that whole spiel as lip service.
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Unless Hughes and Viasat have been withholding capacity all these years, removing the data caps will not help anyone as everyone will now be using more bandwidth resulting in no more bandwidth for anyone. It actually will likely make it worse as people who were self-throttling due to their data limit will now try to use more data and thus congest the system even further. This is simple economics of supply and demand. If you increase the demand with a constant supply, you get shortages. Think toilet paper...
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Surprise me. With data, not speculation.
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Do you really think that the folks who use data on an airline use less when they are home?
But that doesn't mean that all passengers who use ViaSat in the air have the same at home.  Statistically speaking, it's likely that few do.  

The freed up bandwidth will likely help, but the impact is almost assuredly larger than what the extra bandwidth can counter, and probably by a good amount.  
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Point is the nation is on lock down. If y’all still have functional internet, rejoice. You’ve been conned.
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Homeskillet

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Conned? Explain please.
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Bradley

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Christmas slowdown?

Y’all accepted it for years. World shutdown? 2 threads on slow service?

Someone’s been drinking kool-aid.

If the pipeline isn’t completely clogged now, it never was.
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Perhaps Gabe can clarify the ambiguity in bullet point 1. Did they increase capped speed or raise the data caps? 

As far as the OP's question probably not especially when the COO's first bullet point in his business conditions update states "Viasat’s residential broadband business is performing as expected to date."

https://corpblog.viasat.com/viasat-provides-update-on-business-conditions/
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What do you have against caller I.D.?
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Prank calls were a lot easier before caller ID.
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Old Labs

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Nothing but with its arrival I had to stop looking for Prince Albert... before that Ernestine never really could effectively track me.

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You guys are nuts.  But a good nuts.  :)  
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Homeskillet

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Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, that even takes me back to grade school.
The sketch comedy or variety show sure was a staple back in those days.