I feel you pain with me having issues also were is have not been able to use my internet for the past 2 months. I have done everything when i've called in getting no results. hughes net even paid for tech support to figure this out and when I was on the phone with them(for 2hrs) they tell me that the wireless modem is bad, but I took it over to my neighbors house and it work perfectly fine. I think it is BS that I have to pay early termination fee when there crap internet service is not working.
Its not a matter of states or zip codes. Its a matter of beams and gateway facilities.
Echostar17 has 60 "beams" focused on a portion of the US. It looks like about 4 beams are served by a gateway facility.
The subscriber demographics are not uniform in density.
(I'll be down your way (Morgan City, LA) on the 4th of June to pick up a new Pup !)
One of those Southern Belles for sure !
katie, Official Rep