reply to Name141
Re: [Exede] HN7000S -> Exede questions. Exede-12 using the satellite Viasat-1 should be available in Gilmer, Texas. As far as I know, Exede-5 and Exede-12 areas do not overlap, so there is no choice about which one they can sell you.
I actually want service in Pittsburg, Texas (Camp County). I guess that doesn't really matter seeing as it's just a few miles away. Anywho, from what I can tell I'll be paying $10 more a month due to the 9.99 equipment rental.
edit: is there any silly stuff ? credit checks ? blah blah.. like DirecTV or DISHNetwork tries to pull when you get their service ? "HerpDerpSalesMan: Duh... you got no credit. duh.. We gonna charge you $400 then give it back $50 a month.. duh.."
That location is close to the edge of the spot beam, but it would be either spot beam 339 or 331 which both provide Exede-12.
There is a 24 month service commitment which you can buy out of at some fraction of the remaining term.
Exede and Wildblue have a Network Management Policy (NMP) that slows the speeds during periods of congestion. On Wildblue's Value Pack it makes downloading and streaming perform poorly, but there may not be as much of a problem on Exede-12 because it is much faster. If you stop transferring data, your speed is restored in 30 minutes to an hour. The NMP probably will not be active during the LNFZ because it is not prime time. For me the NMP stopped triggering last spring but returned last summer.
Wildblue Value Pack, beam 31, Riverside gateway
I figure there wont be much downloading going on with a tiny 15 GB cap lol. (other than during the free period).