[Copied here for historical reference. GabeU said:
It would be best if you started your own post to address your issues. You can do so by clicking the "New Post" button at the top of the page. Incidentally, your devices must be adjusted so they don't use more data than necessary. If you switch to someone else, your data usage isn't going to change.
Regarding speeds, you should connect a single device directly to the model with a LAN cable, NO ROUTER, and follow the procedures in the following link for testing the speed and posting the results. The speed tests are the first step in addressing speed issues. You can post the results in the new post that you create.
The reason the tests need to be run connected directly to the modem is to rule out any problems that your router may be causing, so it definitely does make a difference how the system performs directly connected. Hughesnet provides service to LAN port on the back of the modem, so when testing, a single device needs to be directly connected. They aren't responsible for routers or anything else in your network. They can test the speeds remotely, but it's not quite the same as you testing directly connected.
Also, you can use an adblocker to stop ads from loading so you can save some data.
Oh, goodness. I need a dunce cap. Does HN send those?Maybe I can send you one. I've earned a few over my time here. LOL.
With regard to the emails, make sure that whatever email you use hasn't, for whatever reason, blocked the emails from the Community. Sometimes that can happen.
Also (and I'm sure you've probably done this), make sure that your settings are correct in the "notification" part of your profile.