ViaSat-2 too low for me?

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Well, great...  The new ViaSat-2 is so low on the horizon that the local installer told me it isn't likely I'll be able to hit it.  Living in the mountains, trees.  So I may be stuck with HughesNet.

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

/cry
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Check for yourself using http://www.dishpointer.com/

Although Viasat-2 doesn't show in the drop down list use the one right next to it for an estimate - 70W STAR ONE C2 | STAR ONE C4 and your address.

Viasat-2 is at 69.9W... pinpoint your exact location and it'll even show potential obstructions.
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That was educational.

Don't know. Trees are pretty tall, but I do have a couple feet to the tree line.  If the dish could be mounted on the house, that would help.  My old Wildblue dish was, but the current HughesNet dish can't be.  Dish TV yes, DirecTV no.
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Are you located in the Pacific Northwest? That could bite you. But there is always Viasat-3. Now that the Falcon Heavy has finally launched, it might even deliver it.
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Yea. It had been mention that those living in the extreme NW might not he able to advantage of Viasat-2. A lot of that has to do with 2 being designed to cover the ocean for Trans-Atlantic flights. Coverage is all about where to get the most revenue from their investment.
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Well, I don't begrudge them wanting to get the most coverage (as long as my tax dollars weren't used to subsidize it).

I still plan to give it a shot when/if they actually open up in my area.

ViaSat business account is available, but I am not inclined to plunk down $300/month for 300gig priority data.

Of course...ViaSat could just do an install for me anyway....pretty please?  lol
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If a business account is available, how is residential not. I would email a mod on here and ask.
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Viasatlistens@viasat.com we can take a peek for you to see what happened
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My assumption is that there are so many residential slots and so many business slots.  Business slots are more profitable so they are more willing to take on the extra customers and make room for them.  Standard business practice.  Nothing nefarious about it.