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FAP Policy difference

Does anyone know if there is a difference between g4 and g5 as far as speeds after you go over your allotment ?
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: FAP Policy difference

@Trisola 

 

Unless things have changed since it was last updated, the difference can be significant. 

 

All Gen5 plans have a universal FAP policy, where the speed during FAP is reduced to "as low or lower than 1Mbps".  Some see speeds up to 3Mbps, but there is no guarantee with this.  

 

With Gen4 it works differently, depending on whether the plan includes "Smart Browsing".  Those with "Smart Browsing" enabled plans will still be able to do most non data intensive things without much noticeable difference:  i.e. browsing, email, shopping, paying bills, etc.  However, large file downloads/uploads or other data intensive things will reduce the speed.  Plans without "Smart Browsing" will see their speeds reduced to approximately 150Kbps, regardless of activity.  

 

https://legal.hughesnet.com/FairAccessPolicyGen5.cfm

 

https://legal.hughesnet.com/FairAccessPolicyGen4.cfm


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Distinguished Professor II

Re: FAP Policy difference

I don't think so. When you're in FAP, your speeds are up to 3 Mbps.

 

ETA: I hope someone will correct me if I'm wrong.... Mods?

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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: FAP Policy difference

@Trisola 

 

Unless things have changed since it was last updated, the difference can be significant. 

 

All Gen5 plans have a universal FAP policy, where the speed during FAP is reduced to "as low or lower than 1Mbps".  Some see speeds up to 3Mbps, but there is no guarantee with this.  

 

With Gen4 it works differently, depending on whether the plan includes "Smart Browsing".  Those with "Smart Browsing" enabled plans will still be able to do most non data intensive things without much noticeable difference:  i.e. browsing, email, shopping, paying bills, etc.  However, large file downloads/uploads or other data intensive things will reduce the speed.  Plans without "Smart Browsing" will see their speeds reduced to approximately 150Kbps, regardless of activity.  

 

https://legal.hughesnet.com/FairAccessPolicyGen5.cfm

 

https://legal.hughesnet.com/FairAccessPolicyGen4.cfm


Ryzen 5 3400G | MSI B450M Pro-M2 MAX | 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3000 | XPG SX8200 Pro 512GB NVMe | Windows 10 Pro

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Distinguished Professor II

Re: FAP Policy difference

Cheers, Gabe!