Regarding one aspect of your post, you had mentioned that you haven't hooked up your DirecTV. That's good. Don't. Of all of your devices, this is the one thing that will end up chewing through your data in no time. Even if not watching anything on demand (streaming) it will still use all kinds of data with updating titles, apps, software, etc. Connecting your DirecTV receiver to Hughesnet is a REALLY bad ideas. If you have done so, I recommend disconnecting/disassociating it. Again, it will use data like crazy, even when it's off, as it's really only in standby and will still use data.