"If this is all true then wouldn't EVERY user on Hughesnet be having some sort of problem?"
And they are, its just a matter of degree.
A Hughes Ultra 50/50 plan is going to take that usage in stride. Not good, but it can take it.
Many users are going to have a fair degree of computer experience and will have made changes to their systems to lessen the impact.
Again many user will be aware of the update/fail/update error that happens to some Win10 users and have taken steps to break that loop if it applies.
There are a number of Win10 options that you can disable that will lessen the impact ... Cortanna, One Drive and all Sync and Telemetry functions among them.
And they are, its just a matter of degree.And timing... the Anniversary Edition Upgrade has been steadily rolling out since August 2 and will not be completed until sometime in November. Sooner or later Microsoft's love is gonna getcha, it's just a matter of time - with all due credit to the Grass Roots .