Hughes Net (Directway) Informative - Hughes Net Satellite Internet Service
KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FLORIDA -- A couple of years ago we were lured by the Directway (now Hughes net) satellite ads and couldn't wait to get "high speed internet by satellite". The installation charge was extremely high because the tech had to burrow the cable under a 3 foot wide sidewalk and the cost of the contract was going to be $99 a month, a sum we were more than willing to pay to get rid of our slow dial-up. We had trouble with it from day one, called tech support and got a woman from India who I could not understand and finally had to resolve the problem myself. This service was absolutely slower than dial up and after 2 weeks we cancelled after paying more than $500 (which included the installation costs).
Our dial up service costs us less than $8.00 a month and is twice as fast as satellite was. Unfortunately in our rural area we have no access to DSL or cable so have only dial up or satellite as our choices for internet service. If you fall into this category, GO WITH DIAL UP, DO NOT USE THIS SATELLITE PROVIDER!