said by stinkyboots :
...put in a few random ones for Kansas and Nebraska at Wildblue.com (exede.com works too of course), "Service not available at this time....
I've seen the proposed Exede 5 areas on a map, but are all of these operational today. When installer came, I asked him about another beam area he installs in, and he indicated it was not up/running yet in late March.
I've never seen this map before, but via BES-WildBlue Sales Team, "Short-term beam outages are currently affecting the northwest area of the United States
which could mean Exede sevice may not be immediately available if you live in an affected area. Please see the map below. If you live in one of the white areas shown on the map, please call us at 1-866-xxx-xxxx before ordering to ensure that you receive prompt and satisfactory service. "
I have no idea what dark blue areas mean.