Knowing that most will not even realize their throttled speeds or they know that HughesNet is the only option to dialup!Cell phone providers and ground-based wireless ISPs will be happy to provide you with service if you can get their signal.
Hughes is a complete monopoly in the satellite industry!Simply not so. Try http://www.Exede.com, http://www.wildblue.com, http://www.bgansatellite.com/, http://www.skycasters.com/, etc.
America has been using Hughes satellites for decades!HughesNet has been offering residential satellite Internet service for about 15 years, hardly "decades."
So there is no way Hughes would allow any other internet provider,new or existing, to use their satellites to compete with their service!Until recently, all satellite internet providers shared/leased space on satellites owned by other companies; GE Satcom, SatMex, ANIK, AMC, Horizons, others. Many still do. For the last ~ four years, the two largest residential satellite Internet providers, HughesNet and Exede, finally each have their own satellites (paid for by investors, I might add).
So ultimately, HughesNet COULD provide much better service to much more people without such "throttles" or "caps" being applied at the rate at which they are today!HughesNet's Jupiter 17 is ONE 100 Gbps satellite serving roughly ~ 500,000 customers across half of the US. It can't offer "unlimited" service. Assuming everyone got an equal share on this satellite, the speed would average a whopping 200 Kbps per user (about five times dial-up speed.) "Throttles / Caps / Allowances" ensure all Satellite Internet customers get better service than that.
Unfortunately us in rural America have to abide by the "Hughes Law" or move to where better service of internet is available! Just like you would have to move elsewhere to get the full benefits of your Maserati and not be "throttled" or "capped" due to speed limits! HughesNet could do much better but why would they when they can suppress customers and still thrive....There are alternatives in most parts of the country if you look for them. You're not "forced" to subscribe to HughesNet, or any other service. But, if HughesNet is your only way to get Internet where you choose to live then you can learn how to get the most out of it. But that won't change any of the above.
Just like HughesNet "throttles" your internet speed after they have a slight inclination of the data you use after using their service for a couple of months.
If anything my speeds have increased over the last few months. I must be special.
Me, too. I had a speed issue when I upgraded to the HN7000S. I was patient and worked with them and it was back to normal within a couple of weeks. Actually, in the end, it wound up being slightly faster than the previous modem.
The cable provider obtains Internet from satellites then broadcast to their customers depending on the "package" said customer has subscribed to! My comment was not meaning that the cable internet customer gets their internet DIRECTLY from a satellite. It meant that all internet providers obtain internet through satellites!This is simply incorrect mis-information. No amount of exclamation points will make it correct.
Internet is simply a relay of data. So it can be transferred to many satellites not just certain ones.I've been in the satellite communications business for 35 years. With all due respect and apologies for my bluntness, you really are "full of feathers."