Speeds Are UP

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for the first time since I have been on unlimited silver I am now getting above 19mbps speeds as of 11:00pm EST I got 30mbps
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Posted 5 months ago

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Well the holidays are over.  Kids are back in school.  People are back to work.  I would expect speeds to be improved over the last month or so.
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Stephen Rice

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So is facebook loading any faster?
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Old Labs

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Don't know... I only use ExchangeOGram when I'm on the line.
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Stephen Rice

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Okay.  How much faster is https://community.viasat.com ?
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Don't know... I' m gaming right now but it's fairly quick. Of course it's an online classic text adventure game - the latency's a killer though, I was in a cave with a knife in my possession and came upon a troll but responded 638 ms too late and have to start the game over now. I have a copy on floppy disk and could play offline, but alas no 3.5" floopy drive available.

Now that I've checked responses here it seems a bit slow ranging between 7 hours and 8 minutes.   
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Yeah old labs all Im saying is before silver plan I had freedom with boost and my top speed was 35mbps and since unlimited came out no matter if it was 3 am my download speed would not go over 19mbps until last night so in my opinion Exede slowed speeds down on the unlimited plans and apparently since viasat2 is closed to be ready they boosted the speeds Im now getting better than up to advertised speeds here is my speed as of 4:40pm est on the silver unlimited plan https://prnt.sc/hyptso via http://speedtest.via-satellite.net/
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Yes, speeds are definitely better for me also.  Let me ask, will speeds increase for every beam when customers are moved over to VS2?  Or does it have to be a beam to beam reduction to see increased speeds?
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I assume it will depend on how many on your beam switch to vissat2 all I really care about though is when I go over 150 MBPS I just hope that speeds are good enough in the evening time to do what I want once viasat2 is up! If not I will switch to viasat2! But I think I will stick it out a month or so on viasat1 too see how the speeds are in the evening time after going over 150
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You don't understand my question.  I am asking if a  reduction in customers from the satellite will help all beams or if it needs to be on a beam to beam basis.  What do you think Old Labs?
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My guess would be beam by beam relief on Viasat-1 as residential subscribers migrate. Moving airlines to Viasat-2 would impact multiple beams as they're free to move about the country (but not clear whether they'll also still be using Viasat-1 at that time) - but I dunno and inclusion of your disclaimer from several days ago is implicit  ;)   
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I would think the people on the worst beams would be the most likely to go to the trouble to move to Viasat 2. If that's the case I would expect the worst beams to get the most percentage improvement.
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I’m certain I’ve seen it posted that bandwidth can’t be transferred between beams on ViaSat 1. Doesn’t mean it’s not true. Churn rate may be the best friend of those that don’t switch. I’d say ViaSat will be eager to put new customers on ViaSat 2.
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You are limited to the beam capacity on Viasat-1. My guess is the more congested beams will be a priority to offload some customers. How will Viasat do that? Just remember location is still going to be a factor on what is available to you. While Viasat-2 covers almost all the continental United States, don't assume the same plans across the nation.
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I’ve seen the word “migration” used by mods.
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I don't see that happening because of the cost involved. IMHO migration means new subs in certain areas and people that upgrade to certain plans. They rolled out the unlimited plans in part for consistency of plans between satellites. Now all plans will be supported on Viasat-2, but not all plans will be on Viasat-1.

Expect Viasat to just launch a few additional plans in some areas. For example, everybody "shoukd" then be able to get Gold who can't now. Some areas might see plans better than Gold. That's it.