I have had HughesNet for years. I live in the country and it is my only option for internet service. It has always been slow (for what they charge), but I have been mostly satisfied with it until the last few weeks or so, and has become pretty much useless at certain times of the day. I work from home, and always have, and have never had the problem where it was so slow that I actually have to log out from work because it is so slow and pretty much useless.
I did some speed tests here on the Hughes site at different times for the last 3-4 days. I got speeds as high as 25.94 on the download speeds and 1.39 on the upload speeds at 9:28 AM (EST), but at 5:12 PM, download speeds were as low as 1.00 and uploads as low as 0.12, This is unacceptable for what I pay. And no, my usage is far from reaching the max: I just checked and I still have 83% anytime left and 97% bonus bytes left .
This is beyond unacceptable. There has to be something that somebody can do - if nothing else, lower the price to be comparable to the service we actually receive.