Speeds of the Liberty 10 plan?

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I currently have hughesnet (10GB anytime/ 50GB 2-8 A.M.). We are running out of data within the first week or two of our plan and was looking for an alternative solution. Exede's liberty 10 plan is very appealing so far, as it, as far as I understand, will attempt to give 1-5 Mb/s after I run out of data. I understand it will even drop below this occasionally due to users with their data being given priority over me, but seeing as hughesnet only gives me a max speed of 150Kb/s once I run out, I doubt very seriously it could do worse. Anyway, as current users of the Liberty plans, what is your average speeds throughout a 24-hour period with Liberty, including your minimum speed and max. Also what are the worst times for it, and what times are the fastest? Thank you for your help.
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Tyler West

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Brad Shelton

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I have the Liberty 12 Plan and I run out of that in 2 days.  How, I don't know.  But regardless, it seems to run fine for the rest of the month.  Usually averaging 3mbps up and down.  It does slow down in the evening sometimes.  But still manageable.  I've used 140gb plus in each of the last 2 months and that's without a lot of video.  I was on the 30gb plan, but couldn't see paying the extra because it was being burned up in a few days mainly with online backups, etc.
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After you use all your data can you download games and stream movies at a good speed?
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I've got Liberty 30, the screenshot is typical of what I see on Priority Data at non congested times. On pass data during congestion I see 1 to 3 mbps during congestion (rarely slower but, only one or two hours of the month.) off peak I see 5-7mbps on pass data.

It really depends on your beam but, generally the worst congestion and, thus slowest pass speeds are mid afternoon (about 2PM) to late evening (about 10 or 11 PM)

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Thank you, this was exactly what i was wanting to know.
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Tyler, I would suggest an offline backup. I know they can be a bit pricey but, when you have satellite internet, they are well worth it.

I have this one http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=&sku=1117240&gclid=CJ-w_obXvswCFQkyaQodrhI...

But I have to keep records for my partner's work (semi truck driver) personal data and, agrgates and other details for my muzzleloader club competitions, meetups and such. You probably don't need 8TB so, could get one for 2-- to 300 USD.

It saves so much on backup bandwidth usage and, with the cost of a reputable online service, not paying that will recover the cost of home backup before long.

Yes you could use volumes of DVDs or CDs but, that is a hassle and, a small home server works perfectly via your LAN for all connected devices that can copy data to it. The chances of it loosing everything are no greater than that of online backup doing the same.
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Tyler -

A word of caution.  Depending on your geographic location, the results posted about may not be typical.  Bev's screenshot is on Priority Data.  On congested beams in the evenings some of us that are out of Priority Data on the Libery Pass are seeing drops in speeds to as low as 150 Kbps.  Sometimes we are unable to connect.

The answer I have received from someone at Exede is that on Liberty Pass during congested Peak usage times we should not be getting disconnected and in general the slowest speeds we should experience are around 256 Kbps.  That being said, we have also been informed that Exede engineers are working on the issue and we will hopefully see some improvements to this situation.

During non-peak hours we generally have seen close to the 5 Mbps speeds advertised, but it really depends on the overall network utilization at that time.  Exede has started to tighten the data speed restrictions for Peak Times for people on Liberty that have gone over their data (this according to a supervisor I spoke with last week), so you may or may not see the same results as other depending again on your geographic area.

I am by no means trying to discourage you from joining the Exede family, however I do want you to keep your eyes wide open in doing so.  Take a bit to read through the threads on this forum and you may want to also read the forum at www.wildblueworld.com/forum and ensure that you get a comprehensive idea of what to expect.

Good luck!
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Tyler -

Except for Friday night I have seen total drops in my connection starting around 5 PM and being off and on again connectivity until around 2 AM to 3 AM. There are other periods where it will work but be down in the very slow range (below the supposed 256 Kbps floor).

At this point based only on my experience as of 4.21.2016 you can expect reasonably good speeds from 2 AM to 5 PM. From 5 PM to 2 AM you may not even be able to browse Google's home page. Now I believe Exede is working on this. It is a recent change. I have been on Liberty since November of last year and this is the worst I have seen of it. Another thread about new problems on Beam 329 is in the forum where you can read more about this specifically, but thisbwould only likely be a problem for you if you are in a highly utilized area.

I suspect issues will be fixed sooner or later, but at this time I would say have no expectation of service during that 5 to 2 window until they get the issue corrected.

That is my honest feedback. I hope to see things improve sooner than later.
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With me Liberty 18 plan I have no problems streaming after I use my priority data allowance, except between 5 and 8 in the evenings, but not daily only occasionally. I usually run about 2.0-4.0 while on the liberty pass. Cut my bill by about $40 a month with no streaming! I love my Liberty plan.
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John - you are fortunate. That had been my experience as well up to last month. On April 21 2016 changes were made (at least in our area) to de-prioritze, enforce, slow, (insert your word here) DAPd users to allow for better performance for Priority users (confirmed by a supervisor finally as well as an escalations representatives). This had the effect of causing massive traffic loss during the 5 PM to 2 AM window where it is probably set to kick in. The end result is that those of us on the Pass are unable to use the Internet during most of that time. I am talking about not even able to browse a simple page.

Again, Exede Brad said they are working on the congestion / performance issues for those of us affected, but except for Friday night and most of Sunday evening we have not yet see an alleviation of the problems.

I am not saying it will happen to you, I believe it depends on the area and how saturated it is. I just am cautioning prospective buyers to be fully aware and ask very specific questions and get any statements or verbal promises in written form. Installers in our area are now being told to tell people not to expect to even be able to sream video while in Pass mode.

Read all the documents at www.exede.com/legal (I think that is where they are at) and understand the 2 year agreement or the 360.00 termination fee BEFORE signing up.

You can also find out more about Liberty by going to www.exede.com/liberty . There is a video in the middle of the page that seems to indicate what to expecr., however we have seen some issues as of late during the Peak usage times.

Exede is awesome when things are working as expected.
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Thank you all for your responses. I have decided to get Exede and will be ordering it today. Also, Brian, in your previous message, you mentioned beam 329. I read up that beam, as you stated I found in the forum that it had a lot of issues. I also decided to look up beam 339, the one I would fall under, and it appears it is a lot less congested, or at least that's what I'm hoping for.
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I am glad I could offer my thoughts and I am even more glad that you have done your due diligence. Let us know how things go.
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IN NON RESTRICTED DATA USAGE (PRIORITY DATA) I "AVERAGE" 11.38% OF THE STATED 12Mbps SPEEDS. IN OTHER WORDS, 1.37Mbps

I'M DISGUSTED. THEY ARE SCAMMING US PEOPLE ... I'M GETTING AWAY FROM EXEDE JUST AS QUICK AS I CAN FIND A DIFFERENT PROVIDER.
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I'm on a Liberty 12 plan.  I haven't used all of my priority data for the month, and I am currently at 8.6 mbps during prime time.  Pretty dang good if you ask me.

Once all of my priority data is used, I get speeds around 256 kbps during prime time and when the  network isn't busy (midnight to 5pm) I get speeds ranging from 1 to 5 mbps.  Shoot, sometimes my speed is actually a bit faster but up to 5 mbps is what I've grown to expect during the hours outside of primetime.