New services require a static IP

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Internet services like HULU require a static IP for viewing live tv. I understand that viasat has historically not provided this to residential customer, but it might be time to consider changing that policy with the advent of these new internet services.

Is there *any* way for a residential customer to get a static IP? I would gladly pay a reasonable fee for it.
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grahamck

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ExSatUser

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Buy a business account and you can get one.
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grahamck

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Well - in order for me to get the same amount of data from a business account that I currently get in my residential account i would need to pay over $200 a month more. That is not what i would consider a "reasonable" amount extra to pay for one static IP.
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Virtually every ISP does not supply a static IP to residential subscribers, frequently available for business line or pay extra.

Hulu does not require a static
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grahamck

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Yeah - my previous reply to this advice still stands. :-)
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ExSatUser

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Well that is the only way you will get a static IP out of Viasat.

I am surprised Viasat is working so well for you with Hulu as it is. You are either on Viasat-2 high density beam or in a sparsely populated area of the country. For a number of us, the only way we could get streaming to work was with PlayOn Cloud and prerecorded content (meaning no chance at Hulu Live with or without a static IP...lol).
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Yeah - they put me on a "freedom plan" about a year ago - apparently because I am in a sweet spot for service (mountains in the front range of Colorado). My service has be super good ever since..... no complaints here. I regularly stream in 1080p. Even at 150GB a month though i need to keep an eye on usage.

Trying to nudge them to change their static IP policy - but i am not hopeful that i will get anywhere.......
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grahamck

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Interestingly enough viasat just told me that the business "Static IP" isn't really static either - just a more persistent DHCP connection. Oh well. Back to the drawing board.
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ExSatUser

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Front range! Same beam Viasat uses for testing and what not. No wonder it is so good! You are on a magic beam. Lol

Seriously, I am jealous of where you live!
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Hulu works just fine with my random IP on VS2, and my cable modem at my other house.
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aabbcc

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Do you have Hulu Live with local channels? Or just plain Hulu?
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ExSatUser

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It all goes back to those archaic FCC rules which restrict what local channels you can watch/receive at your location. A legacy of OTA broadcasting.