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Im considering getting 100mbps plan with a datacap of 150! so my question is if I get put behind others during congestion does that mean I will be slowed down like less that 1 mbps between 8-11pm Like I am on viasat1 now? Do you think it will be awhile before they start priortizing on viasat2? 
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Michael McDowell

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Logically.....there should be no reason to slow you down for quite a while.  Shouldn't be congested, not many subscribers.  BUT.....if I have learned anything from watching Viasat and how they have evolved their plans, it is that just when you think you have it figured out and that they CAN'T get much worse, they prove you wrong.  They seem to ALWAYS be able to make things worse!  Ifyou can get that plan, I would jump on it now and, if things get too bad, downgrade your plan or bail out and pay the early termination and run.
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Yeah I think Im gonna get it because im tired of being slowed way down after going over 150 in the evening time! First month I had this Plan I didnt get slowed till after 188GB and ever since than right at 150GB I got slowed its been this way for months! so I  think Im gonna jump on it and pay $150 for 3 months and than I will prolly go to the 50mbps plan! I have no other option so I will not being bailing and leaving! Hughnet is my other option and viasat is better for sure!
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Those of us on the Freedom plan will see very, very slow speeds after exceeding the 150GB level. I have never used more than 100GB either, so I don't know how slow it would get but from reading the legal description of the Freedom plan, it would be in neighborhood of 100 kbps or less.  It is kind of a moot point for many, as the Freedom plan is no longer available to anyone unless they already have it.
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I have only come close to going over 150GB on Freedom once and that was in a month that had several big games released that I really wanted. Otherwise, since I don't stream much, I usually keep my usage around 100GB.
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I like FMJ am a Freedom user. I don't use a lot either. About 100GB. But that is one person. 150GB isn't a lot for a family of 4. An "unlimited" plan of 35 or 45GB can be even more restrictive, depending on the beam and location.
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I'm on the 25Mpbs unlimited plan with 150G cap. I'm sure I'm still on Via1. That being said, after 8pm, the speeds drop to 2Mpbs when I'm not over my cap. They drop to .2Mpbs when I am. I have thought about switching to the 50Mbps plan on Via2, but am afraid the throttling will be just as bad, and cost more. I tried to "cut the cord" with Dish Network last month. Even at standard definition, we used over 300G. Was really hoping the 50Mpbs even when throttled would provide more than 2 to 3Mpbs, but I'm not sure it will so we're keeping on 25Mpbs for now because of the lower data caps on the new plans.
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I think that is a wise decision. Satellite internet is NOT a replacement for cord cutting, at least if you watch video at the rate of a normal consumer. Now if you only watch 40 - 80 hours of TV a month, you could probably pull it off.