When it rains, it ranges and ranges and ranges...

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Yes because it cant obtain a signal.

Despite what some have said here, heavy rain will cut your ability to communicate with the satellite. So it ranges to try and reestablish a signal.
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Yep. Was down for nearly an hour and connected one for a few minutes. More storms coming so will be down the rest of the night most likely.
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Depending on your location to beam center, you will be more prone to outages from weather.

I was on the fringe of a beam, which caused different issues, but outages to weather happened quite often. Nothing could be done to boost my signal strength, as the neighbors had similar readings.

We can't all have magic beams...
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The perils of the Ka band, You can't do much to alleviateĀ rainfade.
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Will Seemore

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When I had Viasat anything more than a light rain caused it to drop.
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Will Seemore

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My 16 years of Directv use were in Southern Cal, two places in Riverside to be exact. I got it right when in came out in 1994, because of the NFL package.
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Curious where they will park VS3

Viasat-3 Americas was originally licensed at 88.9W - roughly due south of Illinois (or just east of the Galapagos along the equator). It was originally only good until the end of 2019, but Viasat requested and just received a milestone extension for launch and operation.

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@Bob By 2022 it may not matter that much. Many more electric cooperatives are planning to offer fiber to rural areas and, if the LEO folks are successful at all, initial service may well be underway by 2022 and it will eclipse the VS-3 satellites in performance and likely cost as well making VS-3 too little too late.
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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And we all will be enjoying free healthcare then also.
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ExSatUser

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It is true rural co-ops are pushing to expand broadband throughout the country. Wont happen everywhere, but where it does satellite internet has no chance of competing.