We had some discussions around the Usage Meter as well after your feedback was sent up. Apparently the desktop client's adoption rate is low now since usage can be checked via the support center and the mobile app.
Regarding the functionality of the current desktop client, it will continue to work as long as it remains installed, but can't be reinstalled on another PC or the same one after re-imaging. As Kathy mentioned, moving forward, your best options for checking usage are the mobile app, the support center, and also the SCC.
As a last resort to advocate for a desktop client, I submitted some options via our suggestion pipeline. If we have any good news to share on that front, you'll definitely hear from us! (Don't hold your breath.)
Curious, is the meter downloading additional files during install that would prevent it from being able to be reinstalled later on? I just uninstalled, and reinstalled 6.7.0 just fine on my end...
EDIT: It looks like Hughesnet Support for it is just being retired, but the application should work perfectly fine, and install perfectly fine as it is fully self-contained when running tests on a machine with no active connection to the internet. The important bits are just parsing data from the modem. As far as token purchases, not sure about that.
Interesting, I was just relaying what I learned, but hey, if you're able to reinstall it and use it, cool! We will focus supporting whatever is in the Support Center and the mobile app.
Give our security team something to chew on hahaha