said by iansltx:Satellite internet and wireline broadband should never be compared together. It doesn't matter what ViaSat press releases say.
This new plan is still crappy when you compare it to wireline internet. No one in their right mind would pick sat 'net over something with more capacity. However ViaSat is giving customers the one thing they can give...speed...without increasing caps because you have to serve hundreds of thousands of customers off of a single bird.
Oh, and with this new plan, you get a little more transfer than before. I'd take it over, you know, the old 512k plan with 7.5 GB down and 2.3 GB up per month. Complain all you like about the new service...the fact remains that it's significantly better than what was available before!