VS1 vs VS2 Predictions please.

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As many of you out there are probably wondering what is going to happen, I am also. I am on the Liberty 50 boost 25+ free zone. Like many of you I will be looking for the best all around deal. I would like fairly CONSISTENT speeds and of course, the fastest possible. Ideally I would like 25-50mbps even during peak hours. I am wondering if it would be better to stay on VS1 or switch to VS2. I know VS2 can handle much more however, many commercial accounts as well as airlines will be going to the new bird. Should I stay or consider switching? Am I expecting or hoping for too much? Opinions?
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Initially those that switch will probably have the best experience. I’m hoping a bunch will, and I won’t have to. Will the new bird run with a floor much closer to our current ceiling? Hmmmmm. Maybe for a while. Without the ability to stream 4K, speeds over 12-15Mbps are largely wasted except for downloading large files. I think you could realistically see a soft floor above those numbers for a while on ViaSat 2. Congestion will probably slow it eventually....but then everyone will point to the new satellites coming soon.

Plans, pricing, and actual network experience will determine who jumps and how fast in that order.
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Mark

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So...realistically I should stay where I’m at.
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I can’t tell by what’s been said so far if similar plans will be offered or something different with the new satellite. I suspect something different and faster. Maybe it changes all plans. I only have silver unlimited offered on my beam. Maybe I get gold offered next month. Hard to say. Silver for $100 is about where I’d like to be money wise. I had paid $150 for it, which at 480p was too much.

If money was no object, those $299 a month, 300GB priority, unlimited, 1080p business plans would look good.

Price and your needs/ wants will ultimately determine what you do. You’ll know the plan for you when you see it. Just be wary of posts about outstanding speeds on the new bird for the first few months. They will be true, but like the weather, subject to change.
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Right away they should be moving their military contracts and major commercial contracts over. I think they will offer close to what they do now with maybe more. 200 gb unlimited. 50 mbps speeds and then climb up from their. Commercial customers will likely be the first offered 100mbps speeds.
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There would be a lot less people complaining if Viasat simply called the new "unlimited" plans something like Liberty 150.
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Ron D Stricklin

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There would be less people complaining if viasat customer service stopped misrepresenting their service.
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I agree total. Liberty 150. With enhanced video resolution options :).