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Old 02-18-2017, 01:58 PM
buttitchi buttitchi is offline
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Default Viasat2 in service approx Sept 2017 or early 2018

Strike over. Launch in May/June 2017

Big delay due to big strike. Now by end of 2017.

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.

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.

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.
Hi Diddly Ho, Good Neighborino

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