steve

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currently have (viasat) exede satellite internet service.  can viasat intatll another dish and point them at different satellites?
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steve

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Harvey Mueller

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Yes there are 2 satellites in different orbits so it is possible.
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Michael McDowell

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It is possible, but it would depend on whether Viasat is offering service to your area from the other satellite.  If they are, you should be able to set up a new(second) account.  Just make ABSOLUTELY sure it is to be installed on the other satellite before it is installed!
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ExSatUser

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Curious what would be the reason for this?
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GabeU, Champion

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Check your zip code on ViaSat's website.  if what is shown is what you already have,  it's likely that what you already have is either the best available or the only thing available.  
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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Double the speed would be the reason for doing this. Such practices were common back in the dialup and ISDN days.
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ExSatUser

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But I don't think the viasat 2 modem has a light.
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bubs

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Something like this, different satellite, different congestion, redundancy, better reliability/less likely both would have issues at the same time, maybe.

Besides, Viasat is so awesome, why wouldn't you want to install 2??  Put mirrors around the modems to multiply the effect, one with lights, one without, so many, so ...beautiful....
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Harvey Mueller

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If redundancy is a concern, why not Hughes for 2nd satellite ..... reduce chance for outages on both. Viasat doesn't offer price break to my knowledge for multiple systems anyway.
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ExSatUser

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That I could understand.

Does the Hughesnet modem have a big light though? Gabe could answer for sure.
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GabeU, Champion

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Nope, but six small white lights on the front.  Oh, and the colorful LAN connection lights on the back!  Those ones are a freebie, and mesmerizing!  LOL.  
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Bob Lexus

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Call a local dealer
Tell them what your intentions are.
Tell them your MAC address or account # of your current account.

If they are any good, they can look up your current account & be able to tell you which satellite your account is assigned to.
Then ask what satellite new accounts are currently being assigned to for your address.

If they can't answer your questions, hang up and move on to next local dealer for same questions.
There are a number of dealers who are good at selling but less good at directly supporting their customers