As high bandwidth applications become more and more dominant, does Hughesnet have a business plan that will adapt to these changing times - or is it the corporate "mantra" that the current offerings are consistent with both near and long-term customer needs and expectations?Here's part of your answer: http://spaceflightnow.com/2015/07/01/oneweb-launch-deal-called-largest-commercial-rocket-buy-in-hist...
There is a large discrepancy in general functionality between Hughesnet and its competitors (and the discrepancy does not favor Hughesnet). As time progresses, the "gap" between Hughesnet and it's competitor set increases.The "competitor-set" varies greatly, depending on where you live. HughesNet's "sweet spot" is the under-served and non-served rural market, who don't have access to high-speed cable, DSL or even cell data services, estimated at about 10 million US households. There, HughesNet competes with one competitor, Exede, whose product and pricing is similar.
On a related note, why is it that satellite television is able to fully compete with all competing technologies? The download bandwidth there is enormous?There is a huge difference in costs and the way satellite data must be managed and delivered in a two-way "One to One" distribution scheme like satellite Internet, as opposed to a one-way "One to All" distribution scheme like satellite TV.
Have you considered that some of us would pay more to receive a product that actually worked.If your system isn't working, you've come to the right place. There are many users here to help, if you'll start a new post with the details about the specific problem you're having.
They simply can not or will not bulk up the download capability to better suit customer needs.You have one data satellite with a total throughput of around 100 Gbps. On that one satellite, you have at least 600,000 customers transmitting and receiving data. Let's assume 1/3 of them are online at the same time. Do the math as to how much data that averages per customer.
Not much to add other than reiterating the fact that Hughes and Brand Ex serve a niche market. Namely those that have no other high speed (as compared to "broadband") Internet options.
Their cost and infrastructure requirements are vastly different than ground based ISP providers.
Hughes has made drastic improvements in their service offerings from past years.
In 2004 I had service limits of 250 MB/day data allowance with a max DL speed of 1.6 Mbps and that was on one of the higher tiered plans.
Today I have a 100 GB/month total allowance and rated speeds of 15 Mbps but typically get 20% to 40% above that.