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Initial ViaSat 1, WildBlue Tests Successful
Commercial Availability Expected Before Year End
by Karl Bode 08:38AM Thursday Dec 08 2011
After launching the new satellite back in October, ViaSat today announced that it has transmitted the first data over the ViaSat-1 high-capacity satellite and the WildBlue high-speed data network. The initial test transmission, which included email, web surfing, and video streaming, were conducted from a SurfBeam 2 terminal at ViaSat's Carlsbad campus, through the ViaSat-1 satellite and a gateway located in Milford, Utah. In-orbit testing is expected to be completed in mid-December, operation of the 140 Gbps capacity satellite will be handed over to ViaSat and partner Telesat -- and the satellite will be used for commercial access before the end of the year.

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88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Doesn't matter

As long as wildblue insists on low caps. yes yes I know they need the extra capacity for these mythical milllions of new customers just waiting for 3 Mbps internet with 17 GB monthly caps and 1000 ms latcency all for $80 a month.

io chico
Premium
join:2003-12-30
Chico, CA

Re: Doesn't matter

Wow, I would have jumped onto that plan when I was suffering on Hughes' 0.7 Mbps with 6 GB monthly (200 MB daily cap) all for $59 monthly.
zeddlar

join:2007-04-09
Jay, OK
Reviews:
·exede by ViaSat
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Actually they are talking like the plans on this satellite are going to cap out at someplace around 10 to 20 Mb/s download speed, 1Mb/s upload speed and 10 times the cap sizes.
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88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: Doesn't matter

said by zeddlar:

Actually they are talking like the plans on this satellite are going to cap out at someplace around 10 to 20 Mb/s download speed, 1Mb/s upload speed and 10 times the cap sizes.

LINK because that's not what I've read.
mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI
said by zeddlar:

Actually they are talking like the plans on this satellite are going to cap out at someplace around 10 to 20 Mb/s download speed, 1Mb/s upload speed and 10 times the cap sizes.

Read the conversation I had on this review.
»Review of WildBlue by shortround

Still hearsay, but BF69 is right. What's your source? Because your rumor doesn't match this rumor.
iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2
Which is better than current sat internet packages. Sat internet is bought out of necessity, not choice...

88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

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Re: Doesn't matter

said by iansltx:

Which is better than current sat internet packages. Sat internet is bought out of necessity, not choice...

So? If all I can eat is dog shit I should do it with a smile and not expect REAL food one day?

FutureMon
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join:2000-10-05
Seaside, CA
Reviews:
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Re: Doesn't matter

said by 88615298:

said by iansltx:

Which is better than current sat internet packages. Sat internet is bought out of necessity, not choice...

So? If all I can eat is dog shit I should do it with a smile and not expect REAL food one day?

Yep.

You want real food, you gotta make it happen for yourself. You just can't "expect" it.

- FM
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iansltx

join:2007-02-19
Austin, TX
kudos:2

Re: Doesn't matter

Fact.

Sircolby45

join:2005-11-26
said by FutureMon:

said by 88615298:

said by iansltx:

Which is better than current sat internet packages. Sat internet is bought out of necessity, not choice...

So? If all I can eat is dog shit I should do it with a smile and not expect REAL food one day?

Yep.

You want real food, you gotta make it happen for yourself. You just can't "expect" it.

- FM

That is what we pay taxes for. Instead it gets to go to all of the lazy bums in this country with their hands out. Heaven forbid the people who actually work for their living get something out of it.
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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

Re: Doesn't matter

said by Sircolby45:

That is what we pay taxes for. Instead it gets to go to all of the lazy bums in this country with their hands out. Heaven forbid the people who actually work for their living get something out of it.

Yes rural people pay taxes too. No one said anything be given out for FREE. I'm not sure why some of you interpret that other than a lack of reading skills. Rural people would like to have the option to PAY for internet. Rural peole are saying "Hey ISPs we have MONEY. We are willing to give you our MONEY. Please take our MONEY." ISPs keep saying. "No we don't your money. We'll just keep jacking up the rates of the customers we currently have to increase revenue".

Sircolby45

join:2005-11-26

Re: Doesn't matter

said by 88615298:

said by Sircolby45:

That is what we pay taxes for. Instead it gets to go to all of the lazy bums in this country with their hands out. Heaven forbid the people who actually work for their living get something out of it.

Yes rural people pay taxes too. No one said anything be given out for FREE. I'm not sure why some of you interpret that other than a lack of reading skills. Rural people would like to have the option to PAY for internet. Rural peole are saying "Hey ISPs we have MONEY. We are willing to give you our MONEY. Please take our MONEY." ISPs keep saying. "No we don't your money. We'll just keep jacking up the rates of the customers we currently have to increase revenue".

I think you are misreading what I am saying. I am FOR subsidizing internet to rural people. I live in the city now, but I am rural born and raised. My parents still to this day are on Wildblue and every time I visit them it is a horror show trying to use that awful joke they call "high speed" internet. Satellite is something that needs to only be seen in the vintage technologies section of a textbook. They can put it in the paragraph right after two tin cups attached to a string.
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PDXPLT

join:2003-12-04
Banks, OR
A 17 GB cap is alot better than the 5 GB caps the cellular-based wireless providers have. Yet they are never criticized on this site for "ridiculous low caps", but that's something said repeatedly about the much higher satellite caps (?).
mogamer

join:2011-04-20
Royal Oak, MI

Re: Doesn't matter

said by PDXPLT:

A 17 GB cap is alot better than the 5 GB caps the cellular-based wireless providers have. Yet they are never criticized on this site for "ridiculous low caps", but that's something said repeatedly about the much higher satellite caps (?).

Wireless providers are always criticized for for their caps, for mutliple reasons, here on this site. But mobile 3G/4G currently isn't considered a main source to the internet, but a secondary source. Satellite is the main internet provider for people who have it. If anything else becomes available, satellite gets dropped in a hurry. It is inferior in every way to dsl, cable, and WISP's.

If Verizion and others do end up offering "fixed 4G LTE" in attractive and affordable packages in rural areas, it will eat satellite broadband's lunch and then wait for the meal to settle before taking a dump on it.

Cjaiceman
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join:2004-10-12
Parker, CO
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Re: Doesn't matter

said by mogamer:

If Verizion and others do end up offering "fixed 4G LTE" in attractive and affordable packages in rural areas, it will eat satellite broadband's lunch and then wait for the meal to settle before taking a dump on it.

This is true if they don't include ridiculously low caps, anything less than 50GB/month is just an insult to their users.
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88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by PDXPLT:

A 17 GB cap is alot better than the 5 GB caps the cellular-based wireless providers have. Yet they are never criticized on this site for "ridiculous low caps", but that's something said repeatedly about the much higher satellite caps (?).

Actually wireless has 10 GB caps. And yes they are criticized for their high prices, low caps and high overages.

nootagin

@telus.net

DSL comparison is fraud again

from the article:
quote:
"We have advanced satellite technology to the point that satellite can now be a better alternative for broadband Internet than DSL, and 3G / 4G wireless offerings for fixed home use....
Here we thought that Viasat was going to stop the false advertising that Wildblue kept doing. Satellite is not DSL. It will never be. DSL at 1.5Mbps should still be faster that a 3Mbps satellite package, due to latency, traffic shaping and daily monthly bandwidth caps on satellite. A lot of reviews exist of people who got wildblue, when DSL was at the door, and the flaws of satellite became very apparent(2 weeks in and FAP in effect for two weeks after exceeding paltry bandwidth limits).

Of course cell phone wireless bandwidth limits is still a ripoff, as low caps keep the providers from having to string fiber to every cell tower, including lots of extra arrays to deal with all the data connections that would result from lower bandwidth used pricing.

RichzCatz

@ca.gov

Re: DSL comparison is fraud again

I'm still waiting for fibre at home.. only two-blocks to go! How about it SureWest it's all I want for Xmas!
rtrice81

join:2010-01-05

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WISP

Try to located a local WISP (Wireless Internet Company) and support them, they are building out in rural areas to help local area that can't get true high speed internet. So try to support a local company that is trying to support their community.

Most of the time you will find that WISP don't have caps and have better pricing then both Satellite and Cell Card ISPs