See this - Broadband for All in NY: Solution "Satellite"

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I called that. lol. It wasn't near enough funding they put in to bring broadband to those that actually needed it. They did however better the service for those who already have it.  

Reason: Not "economically feasible". Wasn't power considered at one point not "economically feasible" to deliver to rural homes? But they stepped, and gave it to all. Internet is becoming no longer a "need" but an "essential" for everyday activities. 

What I find bad is why did they give over 14 million to hughesnet when they could already deliver to those homes? Sounds like hughesnet made a little profit. When those customers probably either have satellite or don't want it in first place.
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Diana, Viasat Employee

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Hello, Cat Will Strike,  Thanks for providing the informative article.  
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I do love Viasat though. Always have been happy I picked Viasat over hughesnet. I have Freedom Plan and only once we hit cap back in January. Because I downloaded a 60GB game. And we do a lot os streaming. Standard definition of course. HD is not much of a priority to me. I do love solid connection. Which Viasat has. Most times I stay connected over 10 days. Highest I remember was 23 days. Speeds are reliable as well. Was having speed trouble couple months ago. It worked itself out.
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Does it really matter how many days in a row a person is connected? Is that suppose to be a badge of honor? Not being critical, but I purposely cut my connection every day.