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A lot of complaining on here, so just wanted to say I’m very pleased with my new modem/router. I’ve been getting readings of 17-20 mbps download and 4-5 upload. I wish we could get better pings, but I understand the issue satellite internet has with that.
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Shayne Sullivan

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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Thank you for the kind words, Shayne!
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How much is the equipment and cost and fees?
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Ken

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Details?  What plan?  (general) Location?
The only unlimited plan I'm seeing as a potential new customer is the Silver 25 (for a whopping $150/mo).  I'm not willing to be limited to 480p video for that much cost (actually, I'm not willing to be limited to 480p video for any cost).
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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However, the feature can't be turned off with "unlimited" plans - it can for plans not touted as "unlimited" (e.g. Liberty, Classic, Freedom, etc.) Without that feature, I doubt that "unlimited" plans could be offered at all.
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$150 for unlimited satellite at 480p is NOT a great deal.
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Ken

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I was talking about the unlimited plans.  Silver does seem to be limited to 480p, regardless if you are above or below 150GB used.

I made no comparison to terrestrial internet, unless you mean the 'whopping $150' comment.  I don't have (much of) an issue with the $150 price point for unlimited.  Except that the video resolution is limited.  And that unlimited only gives 150GB of priority data.

And as far as Viasat-2 costing $500M+, don't let that price point factor in too much as Viasat seems to have arranged a $350M defense contract.  That of course helps keep the costs lower for the average consumer.

Basically, I was curious if the OP was on an unlimited plan getting video res capped (since he says he's satisfied) and what general location to see if that was an uncongested area.  Since I'm only seeing Silver 25 options, I'm guessing I am in a congested area and probably wouldn't see anywhere close to the speeds he is.
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FWIW, that defense contract isn't directly related to satellite service per se, but rather tactical gear and systems - i.e hardware/software - Viasat is well positioned in that market as the sole OEM provider.
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Ah, you're right Old Labs.  I saw that when I read the article and it escaped me when I commented above, sorry.
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I agree Ken.