I'm not happy with Hughes. Yes, they are slow and you can forget about using your fax machine. The only time you can get a decent download is during the wee hours of the morning. If you are streaming, you are SOL on that. You will get constant buffering. I wish I had not signed on with this company. @DebiS wrote: I understand why it slows down based on what sites I might visit and others competing for the bandwidth. However during daylight hours I am consistently only getting 1/20 to 1/50th of the advertised speed which means waiting for simple webpages to load. This almost seems like advertisement or over sales. If I was getting 1/3 to 1/2 with an occasional 1/4 the download speed I would find it acceptable. I formally used viasat however with their newer technology the newer satellite is positioned where I can not get clearance due to a hill. My download speeds normally ran 50 to 120% of the advertised. Are other longer term Hughesnet customers happy with their internet performance?
... View more