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Carry over data

Senior Instructor

Re: Carry over data


@BirdDog wrote:

Concentrating on traffic for retail sites certainly doesn't provide the overall traffic picture that includes things like cloud downloads, video streaming and gaming. Plus HughesNet satellite service is a limited resource which doesn't fall into the normal traffic and congestion scenario. I defer to the experts at Hughes who monitor their system constantly 7/24.


Not only that, but depending upon how the statistics are collected, it doesn't account for actual corporate/buisness internet usage during the week which is astronomical compared to residential, even on weekends. You can't assume that all usage being displayed is solely for residential entertainment purposes.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Associate Professor

Re: Carry over data


 

"As for usage and congestion, weekends are pretty bad."

 

And you know this how?

 


Personal experience of 12+ years.

New Poster

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"Concentrating on traffic for retail sites certainly doesn't provide the overall traffic picture..."

 

So you saw this, then; that's why I included it.

 

"These are conversion rates and not usage rates per se, and there are other statistics on the page that show Sunday as an active day."

 

"I defer to the experts at Hughes who monitor their system constantly 7/24."

 

I'll hear from 100 other customers with opinions before I hear from someone who can provide hughesnet data.

 

New Poster

Re: Carry over data

"Personal experience of 12+ years."

 

So it's your opinion.

 

I'm trying to get facts. Someone stated that weekends were busier than weekdays, because students are not at school. This sounds like a guess, and not a very good one. But I suppose only someone who works for hughes can actually provide us with the data used on weekdays versus weekends.

Associate Professor

Re: Carry over data

You asked, I answered.  It is not my opinion, but factual experience from measuring the network speeds and maintaining logs, which many users here do. It is from numbers and statistics, not feelings or beliefs.

 

It is your right to believe whatever you wish, though. I respect that.

 

*I am not a Hughesnet employee or representative. This is a customer-to-customer tech support community, and I am a customer.

New Poster

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"You asked, I answered.  It is not my opinion, but factual experience"

 

OK then. What are the facts? How much data passes through hughes on weekdays compared to weekends?

Assistant Professor

Re: Carry over data


@kennyo wrote:
 

"You asked, I answered.  It is not my opinion, but factual experience"

 

OK then. What are the facts? How much data passes through hughes on weekdays compared to weekends?


I doubt they will reply with what is considered proprietary information. Have to understand each beam and gateway situation is also different.

 

We can go back and forth forever but they are the only one with specifics and highly unlikely they will publish them here.

Distinguished Professor II

Re: Carry over data

@kennyo

 

The bottom line is that HughesNet is not going to provide any information on the amount of data used on their system, nor any statistics concerning that data usage.  Nor are they going to provide any information on the browsing habits of their customers, in any way, shape or form, including as a whole.    

 

The system has a throughput that is considerably smaller than ground based systems.  The plans are designed the way they are for good reason.  

 

A full weekend Bonus Bytes period would cause the system to slow to a crawl during peak usage periods, and they know that, as do many of the people on this forum.  Experience and common sense tells us that during peak usage periods the number one thing people will do with a lot of data available is stream.  The system simply cannot handle a lot of people streaming, so the system needs to be regulated, and the way that's done is with plan design. 

 

If the system had a higher throughput more could be done, but it simply can't.  City rush hour traffic on a two lane road just doesn't work, nor will a ton of people streaming at typical times when the system can't handle it.  Something like extending the Bonus Bytes period to be from 2AM to sometime in the early afternoon might be feasible, but not late afternoon or evening.  

 

Over the weekend, having the Bonus Bytes data available during the afternoon, and especially the evening, would cause the system to resemble the following...

 

Congestion.jpg


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New Poster

Re: Carry over data

I'll believe it when I hear it from them

Moderator
Moderator

Re: Carry over data

Hi kennyo,

 

What the others have said previously are correct. Currently there aren't any plans to do any carry over data, but if that changes, we'll let you know.

 

 

Thanks,
Liz

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