viasat 3

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ViaSat  3
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It appears from some of the comments that ViaSat 2 has  some issues. Are improvements ongoing ?
I had also wondering if there is any news on ViaSat 3?
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Nathan Hart

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Seems improvements are ongoing yes. Had the service almost 3 months. It works most of the time. Have to reboot the modem sometimes after a bad storm. And a few cosmetic issues in the modem interface but otherwise it’s OK. Have been told that even VS1 took some time to work all the bugs out. Remember VS2 was just rolled out nationally on 6/1/18. VS3 is targeted for 2020 and I’m not sure what the primary use of that satellite will be. I’m sure it’s primary purpose is not residential subscribers as growth in that sector remains flat.
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LOL...I thought it was just me!
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I wish they would just clearly explain exactly what the issue is. I understand it’s antenna related that didn’t open all the way. But I’d like to know more.
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Andy Schack

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VetSat, it's Corp-speak. Alan Greenspan put it best.
“ I know you think you understand what you thought I said but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant”

Andy
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Yes. It is typical CEO speak of saying something which means nothing.
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Andy Schack

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Well, basically, these days with all the lawyers running around ready to sue at the drop of a hat, people have learned to speak in very broad terms. 

Andy
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We're a few years from that
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>Dankberg said the insurance claim Viasat filed is “converging,” but remains too early
>to predict when it will complete.

Translation: we are fighting over the amount to be paid out. aka viasat wants 15% of
the theoretical revenue. And for some reason that is around 170mil aka the same amount it needs to complete vs3 after its partner pulled out of helping fund it.

>and redefined the satellite’s coverage area in high-demand markets “to a size that’s
>much closer to that originally intended.”

Translation: good enough for government work
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Yea. I can think of a lot of high demand markets where Viasat-2 is closed or never offered to begin with. Conversely, I can think of markets with no demand that have a 100Mbps option.