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OK moderators.
I am stumped.
You closed my posted question from a few hours ago.
Did I violate a forum policy?
Are options to Viasat not allowed on this forum? I have seen Hiughesnet mentioned frequently.
I am sincerely seeking responses that are important to me.
So Brad, Matt, Dianna, why did you close my post after a few hours?
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M.E.M.

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They are hard at work scrubbing the bad press, while allowing ridiculous praise from the resident pro Viasat troll. If you ask me they are going about things 100% wrong. Their misleading TV ads, combined with trying to squash all the negative press can give a person who doesn't dig hard enough unrealistic expectations of what having Viasat will be like. Viasat should try honesty, but I guess that is too much to ask from them. I noticed the Hughesnet commercials on my broadcast TV don't make the outrageous claims the Viasat ones do.
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But my post was actually good press for Viasat. I like Viasat and said so in this and previous posts. I even quoted a review from a customer who left Viasat who said she wished she had stayed with Viasat!
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At first glance it probably looked like bad press. Like I said, if they were honest they would not have to run around constantly putting out fires. Hughesnet has a lot more residential customers than Viasat and the reason is pretty obvious. They don't make ridiculous outrageous claims about their service, Viasat does. Then when they over promise and under deliver people get pissed and bad word travels 10x faster than good word.
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M.E.M.

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Even Robin commented to my post saying he was pleased that I liked Viasat.
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Yes, they don't like talk of alternatives.  It used to be allowed a bit more.  Some people are annoyed by it as well (never understood why people could simply "not read" a topic they don't like, title you don't like, don't open it, unless it's one of the disruptive ones that shouldn't be here in the first place).

The old Viasat/Wildblue forum had an off topic section where a person could have a conversation, send private messages, and block people.

I'll answer if I see something that I know about (and feel like posting), removed or not.  I'm of the opinion that getting advice from a "like crowd" on a possible alternative is beneficial.  Rather than kicking a person out the door.  You go to another forum, some there won't know or understand what you are currently coming from.  Plus people you may ~know are here, and you value their opinion.  But, same time, they pay for their forum, them's the rules.

You pretty much have to go to other forums.  Examples like Reddit, Howardforums, dslreports (some here are there), etc.
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As others have intimated, it's very likely due to being a discussion about an alternative to ViaSat.  They closed a lot of the cell related discussions from a number of months back, as well.  

Though posts may not be intended as such, they can inadvertently be advertisements for that rival product, and I believe that's why they have a problem with it.  I can see their point of view. 
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To answer your question from the other closed conversation M.E.M. no I didn't go with the fixed wireless provider you mention - not available up here in the Fredericksburg area. I went with an MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) wireless provider operating off of the red network - still evaluating and still have Viasat but primarily using wireless. Getting a 30 day completely free test trial hotspot with 30GB currently being offered by the magenta network tomorrow. Let's see if I can get away with no names being mentioned. It's clear I'll need to go with a signal booster if dropping Viasat.

Viasat still serves me well - just evaluating alternatives and recommend everyone do so periodically. Liberty plan on 329 is running smoothly with proper data management since the legacy Freedom and Unlimited plans were neutered.
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I’d post a link with answers, but it would be deleted and considered spam. Go figure.
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John Postizzi

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They add a radio to an existing tower. Capital costs are low.
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ExSatUser

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Yep. It just has low range. I am 1 mile from the repeater but cant get service.
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It really doesn’t like the nooks and crannys. It’s available around here, but they don’t want to install it unless you are line of sight.
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That's correct.

Satellite can go anywhere as long as you have LOS to the satellite. Unfortunately, low data limits, slow speed during primetime, and high latency is the problem with it.