That's probably it! @GabeU wrote: I think they may have offered something like that for a short time many years ago. When I first signed up for HughesNet in Dec 2004 (it was DirecWay at the time) there was a monthly payment plan for the equipment. Something like an extra $25 per month for 14 or 15 months. That's what I did. After that the equipment was mine, though the service was still subject to the same as it is today, as in me not taking it upon myself to try to fix things with that equipment, as it could have voided the service.
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ThinkSpace, It's good that you haven't seen any errors since your last post. Maybe there was some type of issue on Hughes' end that they fixed. Maybe it was some type of glitch that fixed itself. Who knows? Whatever the case, I certainly hope that having no errors continues. As for files taking a while, does this happen no matter where you're downloading files from? The reason I ask is that some servers, no matter the time of day, are slow in downloading files while using HughesNet. I don't know if it has anything directly to do with HughesNet or if, perhaps, the servers hosting the downloads are sensitive to the latency inherent to satellite internet. There were times when I was trying to download files from Microsoft that took FOREVER, even though my service speed was very good. Last year I had a Windows 10 Cumulative Update that was nearly 700MB and it took over 24 hours, while my HughesNet service speed was nearly 30Mbps. And, of course, some servers are slow just due to them being busy, but that's usually not the case when you're just downloading something at an arbitrary time rather than everybody and their brother trying to download the latest and greatest program at the same time.
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