said by Spice300:From a business stand point though, the customers on Wildblue are holding back progress of Exede. They need to take more people off of Wildblue so they can put more people on Exede 5 or better yet, increase the speeds of Exede 5 and make Exede 12 available everywhere. Making Wildblue speeds faster will slow down the migration of customers. said by silbaco:
Seems like a good move for customers, but a bad business move. Typically when you have a newer product, you do not make improvements to the older one.
By making their product superior to the competition, HughesNet, they encourage customers to stay with Wildblue. Because no one can get the legacy service anymore, they are not encouraging HughesNet customers to switch to Wildblue. After years of poor service, they are trying to retain customers.
However, I still dislike this high speed combined with a low usage cap. On November 30, I almost blew over my limit because I forget that the flatline starts at 2 am MST instead of 1 am like it does when daylight savings time is active. In less than an hour I download about 1 GB before the meter froze about 100 MB below my limit. If I had started downloading 5 minutes sooner, I would have been FAPed. It is too easy to make mistakes with this speed.