The problem is in the path from Level3 to Microsoft. Try a traceroute and see.
Nevermind... Clearly it's easier to just throw shade at an easy target than to know the real cause of the problem.
Yes shade, and this is exactly why I said nevermind. Judging from your response, the point is completely lost on you.
You've already made up your mind and decided without knowing actual facts who/what is at fault, and you're sticking with it (there's a word for that): You're totally focused on every drawback in your experience is a HughesNet problem, despite any possible indication to the contrary.
1. Not withstanding the fact that several upstream providers have been bombarded with DDoS attacks by botnets for several days now. That couldn't possibly enter into the equation, could it?
2. XBox Live has been up and down for several days too... couldn't possibly have anything to do with that, either...
But... you do you. 👍🏼
As you were....
Probably about 80% of the total population is off work today... I would say several nodes outside of Hughesnet, as well as Hughesnet it self is severely congested... Nothing that can be done about peak times.