First, this is a support community. A place for receiving help. This isn't a site to post your complaints and/or warnings to others.
Secondly, if you would like help with your issue, whatever it may be, please start a topic in the appropriate section, which you can do by clicking on the blue "Start a topic" button on the upper right while within said section. Please describe the issue and what steps, if any, have been taken thus far to ameliorate it. Again, this is a support site, so please refrain from the complaints and focus on the problem that needs to be fixed.
Why not? When a consumer is not getting the service promised and notifying customer support does not alleviate the situation then the only recourse is to complain. Maybe by complaining Hughesnet would finally respond to the customer's complaints. The commercial on TV is fine and dandy but when it's not the truth, then the company should be called out on it. Where is my promised 25Mbps (60% of that speed)? I've been dealing with .60Mbps to 2 Mbps for the past 3 to 4 weeks on 2 computers and I'm told by tech support, "it's the weather". The weather has not been bad the whole 4 weeks. When I was a Gen4 customer a tech once came out to check on my service (the alignment of the dish) because the service detected a problem. Now with the Gen5 issues, I have asked for a tech to check out our setup and I was told it would cost me $125. Why am I paying $116 a month for such service? I'm better off going back to either Gen4 or the crappy Frontier DSL service.
Speeds are not promised nor guaranteed. They are advertised as upto, and nothing more than that. That aside, this sub-forum "Your Thoughts on the Community" is not the proper one to be posting in. If you need technical support, post there. If you need assistance with your billing or account, post there. Simple, huh?
"When a consumer is not getting the service promised and notifying customer support does not alleviate the situation then the only recourse is to complain."
Indeed, but complaining in the wrong place is a waste of time for the customer.
Thanks for your response in support of complaints. I love the response I got from their tech staff indicating that they didn't promise 25Mbps (just like the commercial), only that they meant "UP TO". A game of semantics is what they play so well. If you use the term "UP TO" then the logical extension to the term would be, "any value from ZERO to 25 Mbps". I was getting really close to zero in my speed tests which would confirm their actual promise. A startup is starting a new satellite in Jan. 2018 which I am close to seriously consider as an alternative to Hughesnet if this community stream is their new customer service.
Just for info, no one who's posted in this topic so far is a HughesNet employee, all customers. Employees have a little rectangular black background "mod" or "employee" badge beside their screen name.