What in the world is going on with the plans???

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Okay. So I got the zip code map out tonight and analyzed a number of areas in Southern Ohio. Findings:

1) No plan being offered over 12Mbps. This includes Chillicothe Ohio which was an announced city for Viasat-2.

2) No Liberty plans.

3) Some areas have the 40/60/100 caps, with Gold being $150. Other areas have the new even more inferior caps of 35/45/65 with Gold being $200! And yes, I will use the word cap.

4) Ohio was to have some 50/100Mbps plans. I haven't found any yet, and the spot beams are suppose to be lit???

I am curious what others are seeing in your areas. Anybody from Ohio seeing anything else? Feel free to check in no matter where you live!
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Posted 7 months ago

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You DID say  "no matter where you live" ...right?

I hate to burst anybody's bubble, or rain on their parade...  but this is what I can get now.... all unlimited and so I guess I shouldn't say exactly where I live but if you're in the Milpitas California area, give me a call and we'll have lunch.  Notice the faint print at the bottom!  Platinum comes with 150GB priority data.


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Thanks for checking in. Not really "unlimited" though because there is still priority data attached to those plans.

Regardless, your location shows the haves versus the have nots. And there is a lot more have nots.

So give yourself a slow clap and enjoy!
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This is because your in one of the rare and precious small high speed spot beams.
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And I quote, "If you like your plan, you can keep it."
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I remember somebody saying that!
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And, It sucks to be us!
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Check with your power company, i just found out that mine is running Fiber for internet, my road is not shown in the next phase but it looks very close so there maybe some alternatives in the future, like before V3.   There are some in my county, very rural that actually have fiber now, 82 dollars a month, 30 Mbps, no data cap, they provide modem and router no charge.

I stated on some other thread that internet (ISP) is just another ustility like electric, water (of course we all have wells) etc. so it is very logical for an electrical power company, that already has part of the infrastructure, to offer this service, promising.

This is probably a major wake up call for DTV and Dish, stream a la cart, an all around money saver.
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Government subsidies (socialism) and capitalism are two different things.
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Yup... just look at Venezuela.   Socialism... how's that working out for them?
 
 
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Says the poster from the Left Coast :).
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Without the rural elec cooperatives sat internet problems would be the least of your issues. When capitalism ignores a large portion of the population/citizens needs then other solutions are explored.

Private electrical companies felt they couldn’t make a profit in rural areas resulting in cooperatives. Viasat, and Hughes are attempting to fill the need but with varied and in some areas dismal results.

ISP’s are another utility that rural areas need, reliable affordable service. Comcast, infinity, have decided they can’t make a profit, so electrical coops have stepped in.

Satilite technology has its place, probably why viasat has its large military and airline contracts. It is not the best solution for residential internet, for all the reasons expressed on this forum.

I’ll be a subscriber until a land based system that can meet my needs more reliably and and affordably is available

If this competition
is socialistic, let’s take away your electricity, because private electrical companies aren’t going to provide service at a loss.

Just because a company sells a product, if it is expensive or not reliable, isn’t available to all etc or doesn’t meet the average consumers needs that are deemed essential, then other solutions are warranted.
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You are correct. It took an act from the government to electrify rural America. Part if the New Deal in America.

Because being connected is now an essential part of daily life, I am surprised the NRTC is not doing more for wired broadband in the country.
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I just checked what plans are available to me after months of it not showing anything, currently I have liberty 25- boost 25 and I am paying 95 and some change a month, current available plans shows nothing over 12mbps for speeds going up to liberty 50 for data, i thought after the new sat launched speeds were supposed to improve and better data plans introduced? as it sits now I am worse off than I was if I was to switch.
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You are not the only one that thought that.

It's like the new modems can't even support 25Mbps unless one is in one of the very limited, under deployed spot beams.
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Far from the only one. I was expecting something like Unlimited 30 to 50 Mbps for about 150 to 200 USD but, the best here now is Liberty 50 12 Mbps for 100.00 OUCH. I pay that for Unlimited Silver, much better deal and, it's a definite deterrent to switching to VS2 - Uh-uh, no way, not me, not paying the same price for 1/3 of the priority data I have now just to be on the new bird with a cool Toblerone modem.
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I'm holding out for the new modem that looks like a pile of horse apples that I read about here yesterday ;)

It would better match my rural surroundings. 
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