Hughes Network Complaint - Satellite internet, what a racket!!!
KENTUCKY -- Beware!!! Satellite internet is very expensive and only worth it if you are desperate for broadband service. It is not comparable to DSL or Cable. This is because of FAP- fair access policy. FAP means that you can only download a set amount-depending on which plan you go with- in a 24 hour period. If you exceed your set amount of megabytes then you are cut down to LESS than dial up speeds. Furthermore, this is in a rolling 24 hour period. This means that within any 24 hour period you could be subject to FAP. WHAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU, EVEN IN THE VERY FINE PRINT WHICH IS WHERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON FAP, IS THAT YOUR BANDWIDTH BEGINS TO DROP THE MORE YOU DOWNLOAD. IT STARTS DROPPING AT 150MB. Even if you are paying for a pro plan. We have three computers networked and basically if you do more than surf the internet you are cut down to glacial speeds. NOW YOU MAY THINK THIS SOUNDS WRONG, BUT IT IS ALL TRUE. HOW CAN THEY DO THIS YOU MAY ASK...IT'S BECAUSE THEY CAN!!!
As soon as other options are available in this rural area, Hughes net is history!!!