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Old 02-18-2017, 01:58 PM
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Default Viasat2 in service approx Sept 2017

Strike over. Launch in May/June 2017
http://spacenews.com/french-guiana-a...sume-launches/


Big delay due to big strike. Now by end of 2017.
http://aviationweek.com/aircraft-int...e-kouru-unrest




http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...202-story.html
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Today ViaSat-1, which launched in 2011, is full with 700,000 Internet subscribers. In addition, the satellite powers in-flight Wi-Fi on more than 500 commercial aircraft from JetBlue, American Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin America, delivering video streaming speeds to each seat. ViaSat-1 also provides in-flight Wi-Fi to Air Force One and other government VIP aircraft.
Airplanes get priority bandwidth. Aside from the planes little black box harvesting your Internet session for the Feds.

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At around 300 gigabits per second capacity, the new satellite has about twice the bandwidth of ViaSat-1. The added horsepower will enable faster speeds and bulked up monthly data allowances so subscribers can watch more online video.
Viasat3 will provide even more bandwidth than Viasat2.

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Some analysts are skeptical of ViaSat’s broadband ambitions, however. Wilton Fry of RBC Capital Markets wrote in a research report that the company initially believed it could pack 1.5 million subscribers on ViaSat-1. It ended up filling the satellite with just 700,000 subscribers – perhaps signaling that the company had to serve up more bandwidth than expected to subscribers to counter competitive pressure from non-satellite alternatives.
Offering faster speeds on satellite is detrimental to how many subscribers you can cram into each spot beam. The AnikF2 is a prime example of that.
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