You can only DL as fast as the server you are DLing from. If you are getting fast DL's from every other site there is a good possibility that the problem is with Apple and iTunes. Don't use Windows Defender currently but as I remember from many moons ago it was always slow. Highly unlikely there is any fault with Hughesnet if these are the only problems. If it was with HN you would experience the slow down everywhere. What does testmy.net tell you?
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