WiFi Fridays: How ViaSat-2 fills the gaps in the digital divide

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Hi everyone, 

We have a new blog up about ViaSat-2 bringing faster internet service to underserved rural areas.  Many rural Americans still can't get the fast internet they deserve from ground-based service providers. We think that's a big problem. So we're working tirelessly to fix it.

Check it out! 
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Lizzie, Viasat Official Rep

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Posted 9 months ago

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Lighthope

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I'm still underserved. ViaSat is still not in my area.  :(
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Troy Carter

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Lizzie that’s great that Viasat 2 has a blogpost. However, I hope it addresses the issue of “congestion”. What good does high speed Internet do the consumer when there are too many people on a given beam and the internet slows to a crawl and I’m talking below 1mbps speed? To me Viasat needs to address the congestion issue before making claims and boasting about high speed internet is available to rural areas when in fact it’s not available when most people are using the internet. Just saying
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Ronald Stricklin

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Maybe you should hold off on telling people how great viasat 2 will be for the digital divide until you actually off the service in areas across the digital divide. Until you actually do you are very much like the future CAF funded areas you are currently trying to criticize.
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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I bought a pizza from Little Ceasars tonight for $5.
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Deku (The #1 Hero Data Saver), Champion

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@Stephen Rice YOOO!!! i never had little ceasars before @>@ is it good @>@ can ya describe the taste??? i mean as i type this... my mouth is watering for it even though i dont know what its pizzas even taste like @>@
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J&J

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Little Caesars crust is made from cardboard and the meat is road-kill.  The cheese is re-cycled rubber bands and the sauce is slaughter-house drippings, mixed with vacuum cleaner dust as spice.  It is served "piping hot" to insure no germs survive.
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Jim16

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Man!, that sounds good!  I'll take two....Pizza Pizza.
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J&J

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Yup... That's how they can make a large pizza for $5
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Jim16

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Thanks Lizzie for the link to the new Blog.  Viasat has provided great internet for those of us who never thought we would be able to get this much data and this much speed.  I waited for over 25 years in the country for service like this.  It is very much appreciated.
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WoodyStrokerCat .

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Ronald Stricklin

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That's a sign that you may be using viasat 1 I think.
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Bradley

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Please don’t be hypocritical and put down dsl speeds saying a slow 5-10 Mbps when a large number of your customers would be elated to see those slow dsl speeds during prime time. It’s also hypocritical to talk about customers needing robust data plans without mentioning that the newest plans offered by ViaSat are a step backwards with the amount of priority data available compared to past plans.

While you are correct, satellite internet is most likely the future of broadband and beyond, IMHO it won’t be with ViaSat at the forefront for long unless strategies change.
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Jim16

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Sure, it'll be with Hughesnet....

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Bradley

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Lol. While their current service sucks around here, I will give them credit. They are making partners with some companies that might be the future.
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Hughesnet has some good plans that I'm looking into. 20 gigs of any time data 50 gigs from 2 am to 8 am with no hard data cap for 60 dollars a month.
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Patty Vaughan

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No matter how many time I write, call, complain my upload speeds are still .99 or below. I feel so dumb believing that things will change for the better. I haven't seen any good changed in my area and I have been with exede/viasat for 4 years. WHY do I continue?? 
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Jim16

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Why do you need any more upload speed.  Your download speed is great.  What problems are you having?
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Stephen Rice, Champion

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When I had DSL my upload speed was 256k.  What seems to be the complaint?
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steve heller

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You had DSL? I had ISDN, and I was happy to get it...  In 1998. Now I have the unlimited silver plan with the hundred and 50 GB limit :-). This is definitely the best Internet I've ever had at my home in the country.