If you stream within reason there's no need to buy any tokens.
And sure, the service be slowed when FAP status is reached, but if someone is doing that a lot, they should just get satellite TV.
I apologize. I didn't realize your original post was regarding streaming through satellite. I thought you were just referring to streaming itself. Ugh. It's been a long day. Sorry. Disregard half of what I said. LOL.
But, with that said, Hughesnet doesn't throttle service until fapped. The service could have slowed for a myriad of reasons, but not that. It may have simply been in a peak usage period.
If I had FIOS available here, I'd have it. Pretty much anyone with satellite internet would, for sure. Alas, living in the boonies has its price.
And with you having been a satellite tech for over a decade, you know better than most that the vast number of problems people are having with their service, or are perceiving to be having, actually have little to do with the service itself. Misconfigured systems. Routers. Things using data they don't realize. I'm not saying there aren't problems, but if you could actually delete the posts that weren't actual problems with the service itself, the message board and the BBB complaints would be markedly less.
Well, I understand why the fap is there. If there was no fap, and unlimited like so many think it should be, the system would slow to a crawl, due to a select few streaming 24/7 or just constantly using the service.
The FAP doesn't bother me, and even when I had my legacy plan, I only ran into it maybe once or twice, and that's since 2004. When I did I used a free token.
I have three Windows 10 PCs, and with the exception of the most recent month, due to the anniversary update, I've never used more than 6GB combined.
I'm out. Sorry again for the mistake with the streaming thing. 18+ hours on a little over four hours of sleep. I've got to pay better attention. LOL.