will viasat 2 Lower my internet bill and get better speed

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computer1949

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Posted 7 months ago

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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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It will be capable of better speed. Now. Will it lower your bill? You get what you pay for.
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Bradley

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More honestly, when dealing with satellite internet, you pay for what you get.
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Judge and Jury

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Lower your bill??

Now they have to pay for that thing.  You get one guess where the money's going to come from.
 
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Bill Thompson

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$624 million – total cost to build ViaSat-2.  ViaSat Revenue: 1.56 billion USD (2017)
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Don't forget to add in the cost of the launch, insurance and the ground support stations, and the operational and support costs. It isn't cheap.
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Old Labs

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Exactly, revenue is not the same as earnings or profit ;)

As I recall earnings before income taxes were somewhere around $23 million and earning per share were 45 cents or so - not what I'd call obscene, far from it. Once they replace Exede Alex with a robot they'll do better ;)
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Alex, Viasat Corporate Communications

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That does not compute. That does not compute. Exede Alex is human is human is human. (sound of explosion)
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Stephen Rice

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$624,000,000 divided by 600,000 subscribers equals a cost of $1,040 per subscriber for Viasat 2

The life of Viasat 2 is supposed to be 15 years.  This means it will cost each subscriber $69.33 a year for service.

Put that into montly payments and you are looking at less than $6 a month for service.

Yes, you will have unlimited 100 mpbs data and it will cost you less than what you probably pay for lunch every day.  Thats a bargain!
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Bradley

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Where do you see what speeds are going to be offered and that it’s unlimited?
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Stephen Rice

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The same website I used to determine the service is only going to cost $6 a month.
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Bradley

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So for $6 more we will all have 100 download and true unlimited. Heard it hear first. I hope everyone can save up the additional dough each month. What a deal!
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Now then. Some people are going to believe that :)
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Bradley

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Unfortunately you are right. The beauty of unfiltered internet flowing....
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Stephen Rice

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Wrong!  I was referring to a total of $6.  I did make an honest mistake though in my calculations.  I forgot to include the cost of the modem rental.  So you too can have super duper fast unlimited internet on Viasat 2 for the low low price of only $15.99.
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Right now we offer plans between $50 and $150/mo (plus the lease fee) depending on where you're at, what plan you're on, etc. With the new satellite, anticipate our pricing will be along those lines, only with faster speeds and better data plans. 
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Yep, Silver is great but, I'd rather have the video data extender and, even limited Extender OFF data, or have the video throttling off during prime time - probably too slow for HD or 4K then anyway right now but, with VS 2, it would work.

I do kind of know what's coming and, maybe limited HD/4k video data would be the ideal for some areas on VS2 with Unlimited everything in others. Alex, you know where I mean for what.