I understand your answer. While many people have confused capacity and infrastructure (plenty of former, limited by latter), it is the nature of the beast that your infrastructure will always be behind demand. You can't decide next week to launch ten more satellites or double your gateways by the end of the month. I was speaking more toward the present and future. While you cite some interesting stats, there is no question that the internet changes, and you even noted that. While only a percentage of television programming is delivered on demand through the internet, that number is growing and will likely become the dominant delivery method in the near term. Even eliminating teleivsion from the equation, files themselves are becoming larger, Windows 10 will be delivered exclusively via download, and YouTube is moving toward HD. Yes, it is true that satellite internet is the last choice of any sane individual, but that does not and should not mean that those of us who are stuck with it should be left behind. You did ask for suggestions and ideas. I know I've read some interesting ones, though some would require partnering with providers. (For example, why doesn't Dish Network allow you to schedule on demand programming for certain hours?) There are only so many things that are within your power to control. In this case, that being infrastructure to handle increased capacity. A nice step was the Ultra plan (not available in my area). 50gigs/anytime is nice. It will only be a few years before 50gigs/month will be considered highly crippling again. I think you said it yourself. "All that we can do is provide as much capacity as we can and deliver it." So I guess ultimately that is what we're asking: how much and when?
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With television moving more and more to online/on demand products, how is Hughesnet preparing itself to meet this trend? Currently, Hughesnet's punishing and wildly unpopular FAP is not compatible with services like Netflix or on demand programming that Dish or DirecTV offer without either significantly downgrading the quality or quantity of downloaded programming. As the future moves more toward high def, on demand downloaded programming, what is Hugheset doing to make this accessible to its subscribers?
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