Why is it so slow this weekend?

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Internet is painfully slow on upload. I have the new Silver "unlimited" plan. I was told by customer service that it's happening to many people in "my area" due to weather. Really? It's been two days! There's not a cloud in sight and I just checked the weather map and not a single storm on the entire east coast! Clearly I'm being lied to. I use this internet for my home business. Occassional outages, ok, I get it. But this is rediculous.
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Hope your not in Central Va, it is notoriously bad for service.
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It's entirely possible it could be due to weather at your gateway. For example on Viasat-1, a few gateways are located in the northern Rockies and high plains that were being hit by a major storm this weekend.

Although I'm located in Virginia  my gateway is in Lovelock, NV far from that major storm - in other words my traffic goes up to the satellite from Virginia and back down through NV and before reversing for the return trip.That holds for nearly everybody else in Virginia on Viasat-1. An outage in Lovelock affects a large porting of the mid-atlantic for those on Viasat-1.

Unfortunately, Viasat hasn't shared beam coverage areas and associated gateways on Viasat-2. New silver plan sounds like Viasat-2 - white triangular prism shaped modem?

Everything's fine in central VA on Viasat-1 Beam 329.  
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Doubtful it is the weather. You must be new to satellite internet? You will learn to take anything customer service says with a grain of salt, a service on weekends can be slow in general. Just wait until December. You ain't seen nothing yet!
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Ive not experienced any slowness over the weekend.  One might guess it could be caused by the NFL games going on and cord cutters.  But here I had a consistent 35 or better down and 3-4 up and had a good consistent TV picture..
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Do you know anything about satellite internet other than posting your speeds over,and over,and over again? Weekends are bad most of the time due to congestion. Most people have weekends off, from preschoolers all the way up to 65 year old executives. Internet use becomes heaviest on weekends. NFL games???? Are you kidding me?
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Do you know anything about satellite internet other than posting your speeds over,and over,and over again? Weekends are bad most of the time due to congestion. Most people have weekends off, from preschoolers all the way up to 65 year old executives. Internet use becomes heaviest on weekends. NFL games???? Are you kidding me?
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@ Homeskillet, why are you so rude?
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Robin

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also home shopping is a big deal on weekends.....that doesnt help the congestion
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