You need to optimize it better for gaming cuz I get a very high ping

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Cole Holder

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fmj77

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I guess you're not too familiar with the limitations of satellite internet are you?
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VeteranSatUser, Champion

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You are going to get a satellite internet PING rate of around 600ms due to the laws of physics. That isnt going to change.
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No, the bad ping time is just another reason Viasat is the worst company in the world. They could probably fix that pesky speed of light thing if they would just hire enough top physicists, but no, there're just to cheap to spend the money. What did Einstein know, anyway. 
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Jim16

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STEM has come too late for some people.  :)
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Dan White

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Seems like Viasat could use quantum physics to get around this ping time problem.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hi Cole

The replies above are correct. That's the Achilles Heel of satellite internet. The ping rate averages about 720m/s and unfortunately we can put a full armada of satellites in space but the ping will still be the same because it's based on the speed of light. Some gaming as a result will not work out too well (First Person Shooters) but other games like turn based will work fine 

This is a blog post we have of a customer that's a avid gamer that posts experiences with different games: https://www.exede.com/blog/one-mans-quest-see-video-games-work-best-viasat/
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"The replies above are correct."

 david, Champion
"They could probably fix that pesky speed of light thing if they would just hire enough top physicists, but no, there're just to cheap to spend the money. What did Einstein know, anyway." 
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Brandon Fisher

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This isn't entirely correct yes the current sats in orbit that are being used have a limitation on ping of a theoretical min of 400 ms but there are more advanced sats in the works that do indeed provide latency of 100 ms but its because they are closer to earth. Please don't give completely untrue statements like this. And I'm not defending the guy but you coming in here trolling the troll and spewing half true info does not help either.
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All im going to do is leave this here and walk away.
https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/11/spacex-plans-worldwide-satellite-internet-wit...
Just take the time to read what it says. 
But im sure youll have to come back with some kinda snide remark as always.
And yes i worded it wrong but the point is still the same that there is a future in low latency sat systems in the works. Are the deployed to the public now no, but will they be possibly. This is why saying its not going to happen or isn't possible is only half correct. Think on all the things man has said wouldn't happen or is impossible and a few years later bam it all of a sudden is possible. Remember i'm not the one making the complaints all i'm doing is posting correct and relevant information.
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Brandon Fisher

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And to the op your never going to right now get better ping than 700-600ms in games on a sat system. Games are playable at this if they are coded to handle high latency. If you want low latency invest in a Yagi antenna and get a 4g lte connection and play over that. Or even better if you have the money get with your local ISP and call the main office and tell them you want to set up a P2P ground relay to get service. Or do your homework and find out a way to make this yourself if you have a friend close by that can get landline service and tie into that using a High Gain Yagi antenna. There are alternatives if you take the time to attempt it i did it took a lot of time and money. And they are not cost effective either. Coming here and b*tching like a 4 year old is not going to get you anywhere other than backlash. And if nothign else works you could always talk to that other guy who seems to thinking he's going to get the FBI involved in getting Viasat fixed the 2 of you just might get together and hwo knows force them to hire those amazing physicists to release info to Viasat to deploy low latency satellites.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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The low orbit satellites that Elon wants to put out are definitely interesting but aside from prototypes next year it's still going to be a few years out until that is readily available (2019-2024 to build network). That's going to be fun to watch over the next few years. As for us, I don't think we have any plans to do a low orbit satellite at this time
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Low orbit satellites don't stay in orbit as long. Another rule of that pesky physics!

So since they have a shorter lifespan, a company is going to have to charge a lot more $$$$ to get their investment back.
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Maybe. Low ping coupled with high speeds could get people with marginal dsl or other services to switch. The 3Mbps dsl is what the majority of country folk get here. Just enough to get by for reasonable pricing. 100Gbps plans that were also affordable would become all the rage.

ViaSat sells to airlines and the military. I think these low orbit companies are looking to take over the cellular industry as providers. No more dropped calls or dead spots. Probably drive our automated cars too.
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