where's ViaSat-2? it is well into Feb

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Where are the new plans
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Posted 8 months ago

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Old Labs (VS1-329)

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They're in envelope that has been kept in a hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnalls’ porch since 5:00 PM Thursday.

Only the outside of the envelope is visible and only Carnac the Magnificent (aka Alex) knows the detailed contents of that envelope. But the answer for at least some appears to be a prediction of disappointment.

As early as next week... which still leaves a lot of room in February.
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hmmmmm i wonder what the envolope contains of the new plans :3 why dont alex let me have a quick sneak peak of what is inside the envolope >:3 NAH!!! JUST KIDDING XD!!!

BUT!!! onto a serious note here... i agree with old labs here... it MAYBE close to the end of feburary until we will see the new plans announced... OR it might be next week :D oh i sure hope so :D imma SO EXCITED TO SEE WHATS INTO THE ENVOLOPE!!! :D
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Feb 29th.
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gm92066

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That would be in 2020, sounds about right, maybe Viasat can make it work by then!
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Harvey Mueller

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The groundhog saw his shadow so 6 more weeks of speculation and dreaming.
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The only BS here is from Barry. Feb. 10th is WELL into Feb.?  Must be a CHILD of the new math.  Well at least we know he is a child.
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Well, technically we were told early February, so one could argue anything up to the 13th is “early”, followed by “mid”, etc... and lately, the word from on-high has changed to just “February”.

Anyhow, ViaSat has not crossed the line - they may have moved the line, but crossed it? Never!
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Is the line on wheels, or do they carry it?  I think it's on wheels.
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The green banner on the main Viasat Community page still says early February... Let's hope for no more delays.
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Uhhhh....Barry....let DuckDuckGo search engine be your friend.  Just DDG "ViaSat News" and three frames at the very top with the latest ViaSat news pops up.  The second one is this account of ViaSat's recent conference call on their Q3 financials.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/viasat-vsat-posts-q3-loss-151703753.html

Here's the relevant snippet concerning when the new ViaSat 2 service begins....

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"The company’s ViaSat-2 satellite is ready for service and will likely be launched next week, with national coverage scheduled for February end. "

This Yahoo article was posted Feb. 9th.  Yesterday.  Which means...if true...ViaSat 2 service starts sometime Valentine week with full nationwide coverage and rollout Feb. 28th.
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Those unlimited plans that we got a few months ago are the new Viasat 2 plans.  The only thing new is the Platinum offering.  You people never cease to amaze me.

There is nothing wrong with the existing plans.  They all offer a great value when the network isn't congested.

For those of you on congested beams, what you have to look forward to isn't new plans.  It is Viasat 2 taking some of the load of Viasat 1 that you should be excited about.
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It is 2018.. I don't think dial up is going to help you much :). Maybe with a hot tub time machine it might.
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Well John I could obviously get dial up. But there's another option that might your mind. I can stay with Viasat. I can continue to not be some sycophant fan boy of the service. And if things don't change in 2 to 5 years when competition becomes more prevalent I can leave. I don't feel the need to drum up a bad service as a good thing. But you can of course feel free to continue.
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I'm with you, I will be leaving this mediocre overpriced "service" as soon as possible!

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See, the strategy to free up bandwidth on Viasat-1 is already working! Faster please...
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I have been waiting 20+ years for a better internet option than satellite internet. It hasn't happened yet!

Guess Viasat remains the best option to meet my internet needs.
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It's still TBA February. Any official news related to when were announced on our last earnings call or will have an official announcement via an employ on this forum
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Old Labs (VS1-329)

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But it would determine if he were on Wildblue-1... we think :)
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Lizzie or Alex will probably post a official thing but I think some areas may be seeing it as part of a roll out.
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Brad gets a like for his artful execution of the "shift the monkey" gambit - well played, sir ;)

Whew, glad I caught that automatic spell check correction before submitting...
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Zip code is 84536.  Previously, any zip codes in this area for a couple hundred miles had the same plans.
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Also, any enlightenment on this: for years now, I have noted the extreme difference between real speeds, and test speeds.  The test speeds, for example, will show something like 8mbps, where the bandwidth monitor shows maybe 1.5mbps (during the test and due to the test).  The bandwidth monitor is correct, since a file will download in exactly the amount of time it ought to given its size and what the bandwidth monitor says you're getting. 
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A couple of months ago, the higher speed plans showed that they were available to my account, then they disappeared. Thought that was strange. Anyone else experience this?
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The plans rolled out a few months ago were temporary and they were more being used to gauge interest and expectations for the Viasat-2 plans. These being rolled out today are likely going to be the new norm on Viasat-1. 
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A song about a farmer having a dog comes to mind on Old Labs response
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But also it will vary by location with what's available
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And much like life here, there was always confusion about whether it was the farmer's or the dog's name ;)