IP question

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Why does my IP come up as an Illinois resident instead of NY State where I live?
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Hulda Robertson

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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hello Hulda,

This is pretty common with the internet. Some sites and ads try to appeal directly to you and sometimes misses it by A LOT due to misinterpreting where you are located. That might be the location of the headend that serves your beam, the computer did a bad job of locating you exactly, so on. 
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david, Champion

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Home Depot is convinced I'm in Phoenix. I'm actually in east Texas.
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Bev, Champion

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99% of sites are convinced I'm in Mississippi, Kansas or, Missouri. I'm in Arkansas but, the internet doesn't know that LOL.