viasat 2 install

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last night Viasat was installed at my property in Maryland, at first the installer put me on viasat 1 but was told this was incorrect so he swapped out some parts and turned the dish to viasat 2. I'm on the Gold 30 plan and speedtest had me at 33.57 at about 8pm last night. So far so good
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Gold 30 is a Viasat 1 plan.  Gold 50 is a Viasat 2 plan.

What does your modem look like?  Is it shaped like a triangle?
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Gold 30 is both Viasat-1 and Viasat-2 - Bronze 12 and Silver 25 are also offered on both. Gold 50 and Platinum 100 are limited to Viasat-2 (the smaller footprint higher capacity beams - 30 and below are offered on larger beams on Viasat-2 subject to roll out).

The modem is the indicator of whether on Viasat-1 or Viasat-2 (as well as direction the dish is pointed - FWIW http://www.dishpointer.com/ has been updated to include Viasat-2 at 69.9W as well as Viasat-1 at 115.1W and you can get a feel for the marked difference in pointing at your location).

However I am interest in NYBILL38's zip code since my Viasat-1 beam overlaps portions of MD and might be an indicator that Viasat-2 services approacheth.  
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Hello, the modem looks like a triangle.  The installer when he came back last had to turn the dish more to the east than the original location so yes that would be 69.9. My zipcode is 21901
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Awesome. You are definitely on Viasat 2.
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Let us know how things go once you've reached your 100GB data usage threshold and are subject to prioritization - I suspect you'll not see any difference at least initially since network congestion won't be an immediate concern.
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I agree. Should be able to use loads of data since utilization on Viasat-2 is very low right now.