Sub to ViaSat now, or is there something better coming soon in the future ?

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I'm currently receiving between 2 to 16mbps with WydeBeam wireless. No other option besides CenturyLink (dialup on weak steroids).
Thinking about satellite now that they claim "unlimited" and "up to 30mbps" in my area (85361, near Wickenburg, AZ).
I've been reading a lot of disappointing posts from current users (victims [s] )

Can anyone share their actual speeds in the Phoenix (northwest) area.  Or I read on the forum "can't wait until February, GetSat".  Is the future looking more promising (satellite wise anyways)

Should I wait and be grateful with m current speeds (can't stream 90% of the time) or is it worth "upgrading" to ViaSat" ???

Thanks in advance.
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It sounds like you would be on a Viasat 1 plan. If you aren’t happy with speeds up to 16 mbps, then you will not be happy with Satellite internet.
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Not in that area but...

The February mentioned in the posts you've been reading were February 2018 as everyone eagerly awaited Viasat-2 services - it didn't quite pan out the way many expected for a number of reasons - chief among them "antenna deployment issues". Now many are eagerly awaiting the Viasat-3 launches.

Viasat plans to launch the first ViaSat-3 satellite in 2020 and the third by 2022...



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Yes what others have said.
I'm in Galveston Co, TX on Silver 25-150 plan which means up to 25 Mbps speed and 150 Gb priority data. Speeds are running around 16-20 Mbps so no speed improvement there. It is an Unlimited plan which means 150 Gb priority data and unlimited de-prioritized(read end of the line reduced speeds thereafter)