If you're so unhappy, why continue to give them money? You could cancel your account today and the ETF would likely be less than paying every month until your contract is over.
Though it says "typically 1-3Mbps", according to the Fair Access Policy, "The speed of the Services may be reduced to as low as or lower than 1 Mbps."
As maratsade mentioned, depending on how much time you have left in your commitment, it may be cheaper to just cancel and pay the Early Termination Fee rather than riding it out. The ETF is $400 for the first 90 days after activation, then $15 less per month thereafter.
Then again, when comparing your hotspot to HughesNet, one give you 25GB, then throttles you to 600Kbps, and the other gives you 10GB + 50GB, then throttles you to whatever you normally get. If you're running out of plan data because of streaming, you may want to look into PlayOn Cloud, which would enable you to better take advantage of the 50GB Bonus Zone. Still, 10GB isn't a lot, and even if you didn't stream at all, making 10GB last an entire month could be a challenge.
So, "as low as or lower than 1mbps" technically could mean "0 mbps", which is definitely lower than 1. Simple math GabeU. Does Hughesnet deliver a product or not? Technically, they don't have to, according to "Fair Access Policy", which really doesn't seem fair at all. What say you? Where is the integrity?
No, it's doesn't mean 0Mbps, as 0Mbps would be cutting a customer off. HughesNet doesn't cut customer's off when they've exceeded their monthly data allotment. They throttle their speed.
And before you even try this ridiculous argument, 0Mbps is not 0.5Mbps or 0.8Mbps. 0Mbps is cut off, as 0Mbps connotes no speed at all.
Simple math indeed.