Some cool news about our future satellites

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ViaSat Unveils First Global Broadband Communications Platform to Deliver Affordable, High-Speed Internet Connectivity and Video Streaming to All
In the meantime, our ViaSat-2 satellite is on schedule for a launch early next year with service in mid-2017. (These kinds of big technological advances take time!)
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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Jaime Pond

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I was hoping that streaming was 1-2 years away. Time frame for streaming?
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Melinda Jo

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You mean, I will finally be able to watch Demand on my cable? Because now I don't get to take advantage of at least half of the features that I pay a lot for! It's pretty frustrating to order cable, choose to bundle, and miss out on everything but basic cable!! I really hope that is what you are saying...
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I was hoping that streaming was 1-2 years away. Time frame for streaming?
All of the press releases and reports indicate 2019 for ViaSat-3. Also appears that ViaSat has given up on SpaceX for the ViaSat-2 launch in favor of Arianespace with a new mid-2017 target date (as suggested by Alex which sent me searching for more info). 

http://satnews.com/story.php?number=1410416282       
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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The data plans on the service we'll introduce with ViaSat-2 in 2017 will be very favorable for streaming, with much larger data allowances.
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Jeff

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Hey Alex, I think it would be super cool to document the new satellite you guys are building, and that would be SUPER interesting content. Talk about the technology in it, talk about who's launching it, some challenges your facing, etc...I would be all over that! Anyway, just an idea for some more blog content that would be very interesting instead of generic now which is what you have. Love my Exede Internet and can't wait for the new bird to fly! 
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Okay, so it seems that Viasat 2 and Viasat 3 will be a step-wise improvement in quality of service? Or will -2 only allow you a wider geographical market area? Can you outline the step-wise changes with expected dates in a single coherent release?
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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A lot of those plans are being finalized but when that's final we'll see something on here (likely via Alex). As for dates we won't know until closer to time. Rocket launches are frustratingly difficult to give a exact date. We're ready....just waiting for our ride to space.

With that said ViaSat 2 will certainly expand coverage but will also address a lot of service quality concerns.It's no secret that high speed DSL/Cable and the popularity of services such as streaming has reshaped the internet. We will have options to allow for this following the launch but that's all being finalized and will be announced closer to time. ViaSat 3 is still a few years out but we're all very excited for these launches and are just as anxious to see them launched as our customers.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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We'll see the ViaSat 2 plans next year shortly after launch (it'll take some time to make sure everything is ready and properly communicating back and forth once it's up there) Stay tuned!