Viasat 2 rumor roundup

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I wanted to post a little "rumor roundup" on Viasat 2. I have been following this thing since launch, and am as exited as the rest of you. Their has been a tone of info swirling around the web both correct and a little less then that. This is what I have been able to source with some credibility.

1. Viasat 2 plans are slated to begin launching "as early as next week"
2. The new plans will be phased in incrementally, region by region
3. the new plan that is going to be the biggest game changer is the "platinum" plan. according to official documentation presented on the earnings call this afternoon; this new plan will provide up to 100 mbs down. Their is no pricing information on this new plan that i can find at this time.
4. If your going to be loading on the new bird, you will need all new equipment. This equipment is currently in the wild, with some dealers taking possession of stock.
5. If you are a current customer, you will be asked to sign a new service agreement.

Hope this helps some of you fill in the gaps. Looking forward to the official implementation plan from our friends at Viasat.           
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Posted 9 months ago

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I can just see it now. I'm paying for 100 mbps and I'm only getting 25 mbps! This thing is worthless and totally unusable.
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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I usually buy 5 to 8 gallons a day.
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What's ironic is this, gallons of fuel are based on volume and not weight. I fill my car up every morning. Fuel is more dense when it is cold. People who fill up when it's warmer outside are actually getting less fuel per gallon.
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And here is the science behind my redneck reasoning:

http://datagenetics.com/blog/april320...

Just like with Viasat, the time you use data or purchase fuel makes a difference in how much you get.
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1-3 gallons per day will do if you don’t drive a lot during prime time. Traffic wastes gas.
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I get paid for my commute. I prefer not to sit in traffic, but usually I'm on overtime if I'm sitting in the car after 4 pm.
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Thank you!   Where did you get the info that the viasat 2 plans will be out next week?  Can you give some sources in general?
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Sure!
It has always been public knowledge that Viasat would be releasing additional information in regards to Viasat 2 offerings during their next earnings conference call. This call took place at 5:00 PM E.T today. A lot of the information in my post came from this call. Please find a link to the slides from this call below.

http://files.shareholder.com/StdErr.htm?aspxerrorpath=/Download/Download.aspx  
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You may listen to the recorded call using the link at:

http://investors.viasat.com/eventdetail.cfm?EventID=187772

In addition, you'll find the correct link to the accompanying PowerPoint presentation there.

For those who prefer the printed rather than spoken word,

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4144953-viasats-vsat-ceo-mark-dankberg-q3-2018-results-earnings-cal...

FWIW, on the latter link, you can avoid signing up to read the whole transcript if your browser can turn java script off...  otherwise, that's why you use a throwaway email address ;)

Draw your own conclusions... as I read the Q&A portion I was surprised not to find a short question from a certain subscriber - New eSVT tools???
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