Thanks for your analysis. My wife does a yoga practice with a lady on YouTube and video buffering interferes with the flow. Having the resolution at 144 helps it run smoother but it just doesn't make sense. The speed tests all indicate Hughes is fast enough to stream and our phone service is too slow. But in fact it's just the opposite. We've had this issue for years but I just recently discovered we could use our cell phone carrier for our internet connection and how much better it flows. I don't understand why. I was in McDonald's parking lot the other day using their Wi-Fi and TestMy.net said my connection speed was 2.5 Mbps but I was able to stream a video with no buffering. Speed isn't all it's cracked up to be!
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I don't want to mention my wireless phone service provider name but we've been using a hotspot device and our phones as a hotspots for connecting to the internet. Testmy.net and Google Chrome both say the speed is 3-4 Mbps but we get Youtube videos without buffering, Facebook videos load smoothly, mail downloads quickly and sites generally load pretty fast. Our Hughes has 25-30 Mbps download but videos buffer all the time and other stuff runs slow. We've had 5 or 6 tech support cases get escalated to the highest level but nothing ever improves. Any suggestions?
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