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Echostar 19 Gen5 plans to be announced next month

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Echostar 19 Gen5 plans to be announced next month

It will be interesting to see what the new plans look like.

From here: http://spaceflightnow.com/2016/12/15/satellite-that-will-beam-high-speed-internet-across-america-rea...

“Our North American team is currently developing the new HughesNet Gen5 plans that will be available on EchoStar 19. As you may be aware, subscriber online time and video consumption have continued to increase. And today’s subscribers are looking for faster speeds and higher data caps.

“With HughesNet Gen5 we’ll be offering more data and materially higher speeds than we are today, and in addition built-in Wi-Fi and a range of features to enable our customers to optimize their online experience.”

Using satellites 22,300 miles away to supply Internet connections is geared to regions where terrestrial networks like cable and fiber are unavailable.

“Our target markets will continue to be the geographies not penetrated by cable and fiber, and we believe that the improved service offering will allow us to expand our addressable market of underserved homes,” Kaul said.

“We intend to announce our Gen5 service plans and pricing in January, followed by pre-launch marketing. We are obviously very excited about launching the new Gen5 service on Echo 19 Jupiter 2.”

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Moderator

Re: Echostar 19 Gen5 plans to be announced next month

We can't wait until you see what we have in store for you!

-Liz

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Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

Re: Echostar 19 Gen5 plans to be announced next month

She might not be seen here anymore if she did. You know how it works. Info, like other things, always rolls downhill.
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Re: Echostar 19 Gen5 plans to be announced next month

LOL yes, I'd like to keep getting paid.

-Liz

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Associate Professor

Re: Echostar 19 Gen5 plans to be announced next month

I would never tell a soul >.>

Hopefully the data allowances this time around will be plentiful... I know of a few rural private schools that need more than DSL, but use a good bit of data... Sat would be a good fit if they could get the Ultra service plan at a minimum.

Right now I have them behind SQUID with an average hit rate of 45%, and they still consume 50GB of data roughly per month here lately... Stupid kids and HD youtube -.-
Assistant Professor

Re: Echostar 19 Gen5 plans to be announced next month

That may be possible at first but I fear the longer it is operational it will eventually go back to beam/gateway loading determining prices for those on heavily loaded ones.

Hopefully the new satellite and upgraded/new gateways will have enough capacity for that to be a long way down the road.

Personally I would jump on what they offer quickly so it gets locked in. Just my thinking on it, especially if a legacy Gen3 Spaceway plan person.

There most likely will always be some geographic element involved because of different population densities and availability or non-availability of other providers in different beam locations.

Me just spit balling like I tend to do.  Smiley Happy
New Member

Re: Echostar 19 Gen5 plans to be announced next month

I hope the new Gen 5 modems have a wired connection too. I have the dish on a building over 100 feet from my house!
Assistant Professor

Re: Echostar 19 Gen5 plans to be announced next month

Ken, the connection from the dish to the modem is always wired at this point in the technology, even Gen5.
New Member

Re: Echostar 19 Gen5 plans to be announced next month

I'm talking about from the modem to my router! I'm using cat 7 cable from my Gen4 modem to my router in the House.