The reasons could be varied, including issues with your setup. If you want to troubleshoot, you're going to have to run some tests of your network. No one will be able to answer your questions otherwise. "Hughes cannot access Google Earth at more than 1Mbps..Averages 250Kbps to 500Kbps. Why so slow? Did Hughes not buy enough speed from them?" I don't think Hughesnet buys speed from Google Earth. I have the opposite problem regarding Verizon vs Hughesnet -- Verizon is very substandard where I live. Hughesnet works at low speeds, Verizon does not do much at all and it never even reaches more than 2 Mbps.
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