"I think HughesNet may be even more anxious to get the new bird up and running than some of the suffering customers."
From a business standpoint growth has to have been minimal at best. Stockholders don't like that.
From a customer standpoint the 5 Mbps plans offered by SP3 just don't get it along with 5 or 10 GB monthly limits.
J2 should offer a few years of relief. I'll bet J3 is in the planning stages already.
Better to find and fix problems now rather than a big bang on lift-off:
The EchoStar 19 spacecraft will be propelled into orbit atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket on Sunday, Dec. 18.
Liftoff from Cape Canaveral will be possible during a 120-minute window opening at 1:27 p.m. EST (1827 GMT).
Playalinda Beach just north of the launch pad will offer the best and closest viewing spot for the general public.
The mission was pushed back two days to replace a component and to retest the rocket after pre-flight checkouts turned up a part that was misbehaving.
If you were on Beam 55/RAP, that would help as long as a half zillion other customers on this oversold beam centered on hillbilly nation participated in the plan.
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If I could, I would give you 50% of my bandwidth...
Yep. I did read that, and although I respect Gokartergo very much, he's yet the only one who has seemed to hear anything about what may be the plans for the new satellite, and the Reps are yet to release any info.
Perhaps that is the plan, but it just seems backward to me to "fix" the problems with the new before "fixing" the problems with the old. Again, though, I guess we'll see when they actually do whatever it is they are going to do.
Hey CORROSIVE, I'll trade ya some off-peak bandwidth for a little primetime stuff.
Here's what happens Monday morning (average 30.1 Mbps)
compared to Saturday night average of 922 Kbps. Pretty big difference.
The difference is you can't dump a 50 pound bag of stuff through a funnel designed to pour from a gallon jug into a quart. It just makes a mess of things.
The 15 MB tests I set up this morning failed by running too fast so the testmy auto-escalated all to >44 MB.
Disclosure to Gabe: These tests were run through my router so objects in chart may be slower than they appear 🙂
Disclosure to Gabe: These tests were run through my router so objects in chart may be slower than they appear 🙂Classic. I love it!
No matter what they do, I hope that, in the end, the new satellite has enough throughput to both help those on the older satellite AND those that are on heavily saturated beams/gateways. And, of course, enough to add more customers without it starting to do what it is doing for some now. Perhaps doing all three without much problem is a bit of wishful thinking, but I guess we will find out in a few months when they get it up and running and start using it.