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Best way to mandage data

I was wondering if there anyway or anything I can do to solve my data problems beside just trowing more money at it.  My wife is going to collage, classes she is in require her to connect to the school website and watch anywhere from 10 to 15 videos a day.  We are already on the biggest data plan Hughesnet offers.  Yet we find are self's always running out.  My wife now having to do her homework at work were she could could get in trouble for watching videos on there network.  Not going ask her to stay up all night just to use the bonus Gigs and go to work with out sleep.  I already try to download the videos when we go to bed.  This help some but she can't take her online test this way.  They require her to be on a webcam so they can watch her.  I myself would like to use some of the internet to download games on steam. Know to make matters worse I just bought a new computer that will be her hopeful around dec 12th.  I was told the pc will be on windows 10 and need a 25 gig update along with always be connected to the internet.  This scares me cause we are already having issues with running out of data.  Hughesnet the only internet we can get out here in the country.  To be honest I don't like the fact i pay 92 dollars a month for 50 gigs were if I only lived 10 more miles closer to town i could be getting 12mb download 8 mb upload unlimited data for 60 bucks a month.  Any ideal on what I can do to fix this problem I am in.  I am already pretty tempted to go to my friends place that 13 miles away and run a cat5 to my house and use his internet.  Don't think the city would let me get away with it.
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I already downloaded a program to let me download them in 320 format each video is averaging 350mb each.  Problem I have is I don't want to stay till 2 am to start the downloads lol.  But being the guy i am I try to only one's I can't download are the ones she gets on the same day she has to do the assignment.  Sometimes the teacher will say watch this before Monday other time it's watch these 3 videos and post about it before 4pm.  So she get the homework and its due on the same day.

Guess the biggest problem I have is with my township.  We had internet around for over 20 years.  Yet seems I am force to get pay out the butt for internet that worse then what they have in 3rd world countries.

Hi youthdragon,

Our Ultra plan 50/50 is actually not even available in some areas. Honestly it's the best package we offer anywhere. I would suggest purchasing tokens when you run out of anytime data. Are you familiar with what they are?

We do also have some tips that you may find useful to help better conserve your allowance. Maybe these will help.

Keep in mind there are countless factors that can use your data:


- more devices are capable of connecting to the internet: phones, tablets, gaming consoles, SmartTVs, and even refrigerators can connect wirelessly to the internet. Keep track of what devices you leave running on Wi-Fi.

- automatic-updates: your computer and any other programs you use will often keep working in the background, even if you're not actively using that program, in order to keep your system/program up-to-date. Anti-virus programs will periodically use your internet connection to check back with their malware database for any updates. You should have an option to turn off auto-updates and/or schedule them for a later time.

- multimedia content: Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, news sites, and other websites will contain videos, animated gifs, and sound clips that may start playing as soon as you land on the site. So much content, so easily available almost everywhere on the internet. For starters, try disabling auto-play video on Facebook:

or adjusting your Netflix playback quality to SD:


- more data sources can be found here, as posted by a fellow community member:


The most important tool to download is the Status Meter, available in the Customer Support Center, to help you monitor your data usage:


Your cooperation and patience are greatly appreciated. We look forward to hearing back from you.

Thank you,


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Chris no offense I already know all of this information.

Hi youthdragon,

I understand. These are the best ways to manage data so I wanted to make sure you had all the info. And like I stated you can always purchase more bandwidth if needed.

- Chris
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