So, where is Viasat 2

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The Viasat Blog and Website still say the roll out was complete back at the end of April 2018, and it is almost September 1..

I have never seen a new plan, never was my speeds fixed on Netflix.. And certainly no VS2..

I really thank Viasat for what they do give, I really do,, I am still not trying to be negative.. but the media teams are not really jiving with reality to me..   unless I am that last 2% and as said on another thread.  I am starting to believe that nothing will change until VS3..   I find it hard to believe that Alabama, yah, stuck here. lol,, but still has no VS2..
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I hear you Ricky.
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"...nothing will change until V3"??  LOL  Minimal changed with V2. Certainly none of the promises made to all residential subscribers have been seen except for a select few in the residential market. I would bet the commercial and military subscribers are getting everything promised. V3 means diddly squat to me. The promises will be empty when they start spewing. Fool me once.

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Lets not forget that VS2 has problems that are not Viasats fault.  I Don't think anyone tried to "fool" us.
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Where is Viasat 2? It's up there somewhere.
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LOL
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I am glad you received notification from Viasat that explained what is going on and why what was promised is not being delivered now and when, if ever, it will happen. I have not heard anything from Viasat.  I have heard rumors. I understand crap happens. But as a business, if you can't deliver to your customers what you marketed, for years, then you need to step up and let them know what is happening and what it means for their residential service.
 
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Well, yeah, I am sensing a lot of anger.. some of it I do understand..

I also have to say that I agree.. The Company needs to step up and say what is happening. They do not have to boo hoo and admit defeat or anything, but step up and say here is what we are doing, and a general time frame. Yes yes, people are going to squawk, at it, but let people know..

For sure do not have it in black and White that the VS2 Rollout is 98% or 99% complete when there are only a handful here that even has it..
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Nahhh, not angry, not my style.  Perturbed??  Miffed?  I might be angry if I didn't get the Freedom plan for the very short time it was available in my area. When I went back to change it to the the Freedom with 25MB boost, both plans were gone. My bad. Still good with the Freedom plan 12Mpbs. I was just looking forward to the speeds we were teased with and I have no faith in V3 and I don't even think about it.
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There not going to be a Viasat 2 in the south we just stuck with slow speed 12MBPS
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There are Viasat-2 plans in the south - just not in your neck of the woods.

If Viasat could consistently deliver 12 Mbps, I suspect everyone would be happy for the most part. The problem is they don't have that capacity during peak hours to deliver that and now apparently some of it isn't even pointed in the right direction.

More capacity comes with Viasat-3 (two years at least - cross your finger and hope) or when enough people drop the service but then somebody will be lined up to take their place. .

Name some activities that you think absolutely, positively require greater than 12 Mbps - I can think of a couple and the emphasis here is on requires. Streaming 4K and simultaneous heavy use by a large number of devices. Really just curious and just asking... what do you specifically  do that requires more than 12 Mbps? As for me give me a consist 5 Mbps and I could live within it nicely. But not if you're going to charge me $200 per month. YMMV and yeah, I'm disappointed too and not defending Viasat ;)
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I agree with you Old Labs.. 

If I could get 12 mbps on VS1 I would clam up,, lol  

However..  Viasat.. I am paying $166 a month for 100gigs at 720p, but  less than 1 mbps seconds when my friends come down to watch shows..  so,, generally,  I am unhappy..  

So,, one, I would like Viasat to reduce the price..it is extreme for the fact they can not deliver a base speed of even 3mbps at peak times..

Second,, is my area not covered via VS2..  either through no fault of their own or even just a bad choice.. I do not care.. I just want to know..   Will it get better..??

I will note..  with the Launch and the beginning adding customers to VS2 starting at the end of Feb of 2018 to now.. August 2018..  There is no IMPROVEMENT!!!!!  NONE..   I was under the false hope that at least it would get better.. well.. it hasn't..

I just think.. if you can not deliver..  do something for your customers.. if you can't deliver even a DSL speed.. this give us a break on price.. Something..
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I agree with Old Labs. Even 2.5Mbps during primetime would be an improvement!
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Yes Yes Yes
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Don't get me wrong on this. While a guaranteed minimum would be nice, I just don't see how it can be accomplished when you have a fixed capacity that's set at launch - well, short of limiting the number subscribers that can actually be connected at one time or limiting the total number of subscribers (and not sure I'd be willing to pay the price for that guarantee with the latter option in particular). 
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Well I’m on the Liberty Plans and that not a Viasat 2 Plan
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Again, I agree with you..  on all points.. 

But, I have say, while it is money in their pockets, and that is what they are there for to make money.. but they are really not providing to the end user and they know that their customers like us have no other choice.. and when you treat me that way, knowing I do not have a choice..  well,, I will let each and all form their own opinions.

I just know that I do no get enough to stream at night when I want to relax and watch a movie or show,, after being at work..
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I'm in the same boat. As a gringo living in an off-grid community in Mexico I've been eagerly awaiting residential service on VS2. Our corner store finally got a VS2 Community Hotspot last week and it is awesome, you can buy 1gb for about 8 bucks and have 30 days to use it (and other smaller packages or pay about 80 cents for an hour). However living 4 miles from the store is not as convenient as having internet at home.

Most of my neighbors have service on VS1 semi-illegally on the Arizona spot beam but the installers charge $750 for the equipment $100+ for the install and you still get to pay $10 a month for the equipment lease. There are 300 to 1000 gringo users here in Baja getting VS1 in this manner. I just refuse to pay $750 for used equipment and still pay the lease. Well that and service on VS1 has degraded greatly over the last 3 years. I imagine we're still about 6 months away from seeing proper VS2 residential service here in Mexico.
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At this rate, you'll probably get residential VS2 Plans before some of us... we're building a satellite and getting Mexico to pay for it ;)
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Most of my neighbors have service on VS1 semi-illegally on the Arizona spot beam but the installers charge $750 for the equipment $100+ for the install and you still get to pay $10 a month for the equipment lease. There are 300 to 1000 gringo users here in Baja getting VS1 in this manner. I just refuse to pay $750 for used equipment and still pay the lease. 
For the record, there's no "semi-" about it.  That's illegal.  The dealerships that are doing this, if and when they are found out, are immediately terminated.  The accounts, once we learn they are outside US borders, will also be terminated.  Those prices that your neighbors are paying are for the illegal actions the installers are taking.  The $10 lease fees are the same for any account.  

As for legal service, as far as I'm aware, the hotspot service is all that is planned for the near future, unfortunately.  
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Thanks for the info. Bummer. There are literally thousands of gringo off-grid homes in Baja that would sign up in a minute once Residential service becomes available. Everybody that was on Hughes jumped ship 2 years ago and over payed to get on Exede. At the rate things are going I may just get a Community Hotspot at my solar powered house and sell internet to my neighbors.
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We are talking about an area where people illegally cross the border into the U.S.A. I doubt using illegal internet from Viasat is a major concern.
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It's just good logistics. A van load of illegals north, then a van load of viasat equipment south.
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Logistics!