Hughesnet (a rant)

Hi everyone on Sharenator I am posting this as a warning to avoid the internet service provider Hughesnet satellite internet provider. The reasons are as follows... They Limit the internet by a "fair access policy" In essence it states as this that our service is limited to x is a variable of how much you pay and the yMb is how much download allowance that you are allowed to have during the daytime but at the time of 1 am to 6 am central time it is a "free zone where the limit is locked and you can freely access the internet... I could understand if this is a cell phone company doing this but this is a full on ISP. I honestly think this a a horrible idea for any ISP because if the ISP's network is not ready for a heavy bandwidth load then the ISP should set up their network to be able to handle it before selling the service. To top off the shit of Hughesnet is the horrible connection on the clearest of days which is this
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Oh and i almost forgot that If you jump one kb over the hughesnet limit you cant even look at your email. Hughesnet cuts off your bandwidth access to almost nothing. This was my last hughesnet test about 8 months ago and I would have thought that Hughesnet would not suck as much but they still do.
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    one word

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    Sounds kinda like Brighthouse... just cable bullshit instead of satellite...

  • 1

    are you pointed in the right direction, every add I see for them seems to make a point about that.

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    We had Hughesnet for a while and I absolutely hated it. We had dial-up before that and honestly Hughesnet was SLOWER than dial-up. Absolute garbage.

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    Ouch. I'd leave at the nearest opportunity and find a decent company. Sometimes it's worth spending a little more for this reason. In the UK, the safest place to go is BT or Virgin Media. Apart from that, your line will be owned by one or the other so you may not get full speed. Eg: Sky Broadband will work via BT lines so you'll be no better off. Also, BT will have higher priority over the line.

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    Pay more if you want higher bandwidth. If you don't like their system, pay for a different ISP, but don't try to publicly shame their business just because you don't like the way they run it.

    The point he's getting across is that it's a complete rip off and he is making people aware of the terrible service and baggage that comes with their service. If you have a problem with him "shaming" them, well get over it. This is a public website for people to share their ideas and opinions.
    - Tyrus May 15, 2013, 11:23 pm
    Thank you. That is the point i am trying to make.
    - zeonfighter May 15, 2013, 11:48 pm
    Well that would be true if Hughesnet wasn't the only ISP that was here in the Rural part of Laclede county in Missouri.
    - zeonfighter May 15, 2013, 11:50 pm
    I'd never heard of this company before, but I can tell you that rural communities often get screwed over because most people out there are not knowledgeable enough to know that this is bad service, and even if they do there's nothing you can do about it until the idiots who support this company learn how the internets work.

    I remember just recently I was fixing someones computer (I have a freelance virus removal/computer tune up business), and this one customer swore to me that time warner cable "ripped them off" when they charged them $60 for about 20mbps download speed. Now they pay for "fast and good" internet for $41 a month, at the speed of 0.60mbps download.
    - casper667 May 16, 2013, 10:04 am
    There is no such thing as a 'rip-off'. You pay for the services offered to you, the price is agreed upon by both parties before the transaction takes place, and that's the beauty of a fair market.
    - Jackylegs May 17, 2013, 9:54 pm
    It would be annoying for you that they're running a monopoly, but they're still entitled to charge whatever they want, and it's not their concern if someone wished otherwise.
    - Jackylegs May 17, 2013, 9:56 pm
    Bandwidth isn't necessarily the problem here. It's this dreaded "fair use" policy - which with some companies is anything but fair.

    It roughly translates to:
    "we have some crappy infrastructure which can't cope with the modern age, so if you use the internet like it's the modern age, we will slow you down so it doesn't kill it".
    Where "modern age" comes down to things like watching 480p or higher on YouTube, or downloading files (legally or illegally).
    I have a friend on T-Mobile in the UK, who has a "fair use" limit separate to his actual data usage. When he hits this "fair use" limit, he can only use the rest of his data on browsing. He can't use YouTube, watch any other streaming video or music service, or download files. This is like saying "You can have 1GB data, but you can only use 250MB of it on things that use some resources".
    - SkinnyBill May 18, 2013, 7:28 am
    Where i live we can only afford 250 MB a day of download allowance and there are tokens we can buy for something along the lines of 5 bucks a piece to reset the allowance like a expensive arcade machine.
    - zeonfighter May 18, 2013, 5:03 pm
    I feel pretty bad for you. I supposed 250MB isn't TOO bad for 1 day but it's still pretty limited.

    Some people are palmed off that for 1 month mobile internet in this country.
    - SkinnyBill May 18, 2013, 5:05 pm
    Yeah... but i wouldn't be ranting so much if i was the only one using the internet. There are four people using the same internet at my house with the allowed 250 MB a day so in the whole thing i get about 62 MB to myself
    - zeonfighter May 18, 2013, 5:54 pm
    Hmm, an interesting idea. Still, my point stands. Don't get me wrong, I too feel sorry for anyone who has to put up with shitty internet as I've there myself, but as long as Hughesnet have enough customers to satisfy their needs, they are completely at liberty to change nothing about their internet plans.
    - Jackylegs May 18, 2013, 11:02 pm
    thank you for your understanding on the situation
    - zeonfighter May 18, 2013, 11:39 pm
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