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ecoalex2
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Bonus Time Speeds

It is 5:30 Am , the bonus time , I am under FAP after 8, I am under the impression, the bonus time allows me unthrottled speeds. My testmytest speeds are under 8mps. What am I missing here? I have all browser tabs closed , only testmytest open for tests . https://testmy.net/quickstats/ecoalex Thanks
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maratsade
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Re: Bonus Time Speeds

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MarkJFine
Professor

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

8 Mbps is not 25 Mbps, but it's definitely not a throttled speed.

25 mbps is not guaranteed and depends greatly upon a lot of factors, too numerous to list here.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

@ecoalex2 

 

Judging by the variance graphs from your tests, in that they aren't showing erratic changes, my guess would be system congestion.  Unfortunately, as time goes on and streaming becomes more prevalent, it's likely that the incidence of people downloading media during the Bonus Zone period has picked up considerably. 

 

That's just a guess though, as there are a lot of variables.  

 

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ecoalex2
Tutor

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

It appears the problem then is capacity. Either Hughes will have to increase capacity ; another bird, or Musk will solve the capacity problem . Any other possible solutions?
MarkJFine
Professor

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

Look, capacity is never not going to be a problem on satellite by the very nature of the beast - you have severely limited bandwidth to start with.

 

Demand for external servers will always be a problem, complicating the issue too. Give you an example: Over the past  day or so, Apple, Microsoft (Windows and Office), and Fedora all had major os/kernel updates. Ever try to update something from Apple or Microsoft on the first day of the release? You can't ever get it done, because you're competing with the entire globe on top of trying to compete with those also on your satellite beam, groundstation, the groundstation's provider, and so on. This is how internet works... everywhere.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
ecoalex2
Tutor

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

If capacity was never a problem, my Beam-19 was full on the latest satellite, the solution was to put me back on the old satellite, the tech came and re-aimed the dish back to it's original aim. Capacity was told to be the problem, where I got the thought. I had slow speeds, close to dial-up, after the re-aim, I had good speeds. They have slowed down since then. The testmytest data shows this. If that wasn't the problem what was? Why the re-aim. If congestion -capacity is not a problem, then other mods here have steered me wrong.
GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

@ecoalex2 

 

Another bird is going up next year.  How much of its capacity will be designated for the US, however, I don't know.  However, that new bird may only help lessen the impact for a time, not solve it.  And there's no other way to increase capacity.  Once a bird it is up, that's it.  Its throughput is pretty much set in stone.  

 

The main problem is streaming.  HughesNet was never designed to handle so many people doing something so bandwidth intensive so often.  And the more people that do so, the more congested the system becomes.  But nearly everything else we do online is becoming more bandwidth intensive, so it's not just the streaming, though that is, by far, the most impactful.


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GabeU
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

"Look, capacity is never not going to be a problem on satellite by the very nature of the beast - you have severely limited bandwidth to start with."  - Mark

 

i.e. it's always going to be a problem.


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ecoalex2
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Re: Bonus Time Speeds

So I can expect increasingly slower speeds. I keep seeing the Hughesnet ads, they tout speeds subscribers will get. Buying tokens also will not help then.There needs to be a proviso as in the drug ads Smiley Happy (may cause cancer, death )
maratsade
Distinguished Professor IV

Re: Bonus Time Speeds

"So I can expect increasingly slower speeds."

 

Not necessarily.  Things change,  new players come on the scene, new products appear, new technological advances, etc. What you can do is go with the flow and accept reality. You'll live longer.  

 

"There needs to be a proviso as in the drug ads"

 

There is. Check the website and the subscriber agreement (both available freely on the web to everyone) for the disclaimers.  

 

You can also be proactive and contact your representatives in Congress. Demand that they bring other options to your area.