Not everyone lives in a town or city, and Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, et al. aren't interested in serving low population-density areas. It will be quite a while before you have anything but satellite Internet available more than 30 miles outside of places like Moab, Utah.
Also, HughesNet wouldn't spend $500 mil. + to build and launch a new satellite unless they were pretty certain they would recoup their investment plus a profit. They might be rocket scientists but they're not stupid.
I was thinking the same Alan but sigh, sometimes it gets old explaining why a company invests billions over the years in something. Maybe they want to lose money. Of course I'm being sarcastic.
Seems most people don't realize HughesNet has 1 million plus customers. The complaints here are a drop in the bucket even if you add other social media. Not saying problems and complaints aren't valid, just need some perspective.
Yea wish we knew what was going to come out of this new satellite I've been thinking about switching to Hughes but would hate to be stuck with an old package if the new satellite opens up better packages.