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Comments on news posted 2012-10-01 12:14:42: After successfully launching their new EchoStar XVII satellite last July, HughesNet today officially launched (pdf) their new "Gen4" broadband services. ..

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Heh213

join:2012-06-16
Reviews:
·HughesNet Satell..
reply to RRedline

Re: What if you cover of your cap?

said by RRedline:

It really seems like they are using this as more of a punishment than as an attempt to manage "fairness."

I don't think they ever had "fairness" in their intentions, it's just comic relief.

The idea is to make the connection unbearable so people will buy "Tokens". (More data).

In unrelated news FAP has a very different meaning in most parts of the internet than "Fair Access Policy", it might be more accurate.


Heh213

join:2012-06-16
Reviews:
·HughesNet Satell..
reply to PastTense

Re: Vs DSL?

said by PastTense:

So for ordinary web browsing how does 15 Mbps satellite (with the long latency) compare to 1.5 Mbps DSL?

I'd say it's probably fairly similar, the new sat might be able to load pages a bit faster if it's a bit big.

Streaming would be pretty nice if there wasn't the massive cap.

But yeah... still the latency, you're never going to do any "twitch" gaming on sat, at least not any time soon.

floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA
Reviews:
·Comcast
·Clearwire Wireless

What a joke

Those low caps and so slow speeds are a joke compared to what you can get from your local cable company. Even if I were living in the middle of know where and all I had to pick from for internet was satellite or dial-up I would pick dial-up. Then again if I where using dial-up I would not be able to use Vonage, Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and so forth.


floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA

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reply to PastTense

Re: Vs DSL?

DSL at 1,500Kbps would be a better choice because it would have a much higher cap to no cap at all and would be a hell of a lot cheaper.



diablo1892
Plough, sew, water, harvest. Repeat.

join:2011-04-21
Friendly, WV
Reviews:
·Frontier Communi..
·HughesNet Satell..
reply to Heh213

said by Heh213:

But yeah... still the latency, you're never going to do any "twitch" gaming on sat, at least not any time soon.

I doubt any satellite provider will ever be capable of gaming in the future... heres why: satellite= direct connection, still portable however. Wireless connection= the connection can be picked up all around or in a small area.

Either one of these types of ways for connecting is still lame cause you cannot host and you cannot get the best performance from your own connection
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HN7000S/ 1 watt/ pro plus edition/ 4 pc's on a D-Link wired router/ 1-2 pc's on wireless D-Link router with password

floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA
Reviews:
·Comcast
·Clearwire Wireless

Can't watch video's and stream on a 40GB cap

There is no way in Hell a person can stream video's and only use no more than 40GB of bandwidth per month. That is just not possible at all. Why it was just last month that I used 300GB of bandwidth. I had used up 75GB just in the first week alone of last month. Hughes will be a whole lot slower because your so far away from satellite and way much closer to the Cellular and WiMAX tower. A satellite in orbit has an altitude around 30 miles or so from the ground vs a WiMAX or cellular tower being just a few miles away from you. 1 to 5 miles from a land based tower vs 30 or so miles from a satellite.



88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to iansltx

Re: What if you cover of your cap?

said by iansltx:

Then it's their problem that they picked a place where satellite broadband is the only thing they can get.

Yes someone buying a house before the internet was around should have predicted the future.


88615298
Premium
join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to floydb1982

Re: Can't watch video's and stream on a 40GB cap

Actually a satellite is 22,000 miles in space not 30 miles. 30 miles isn't even space. Also the latency on satellite is about a second. Which doesn't make one bit difference with something like streaming a movie.



johnnyg

@suddenlink.net
reply to silbaco

Re: What if you cover of your cap?

That was the token amounts for the old systems. You have no daily limits on this system and if you hit your monthly limit you can a another 10, 20, 30 GB. Jupiter or A.K.A HT1000 has plenty of capacity and on the base plan you could watch 6-8 full featured films. which most people dont actually do. I have unlimited capability but i never have time to sit down and watch 8 full length movies but i do go watch episodes from th emajor networks and you could watch 100's of these a month and not exceede the new limits of th enew system. Anyway who doesn't upgrade will be paying 60 a month for 1 meg and 7.5 GB vs 10 meg and 20GB for the same money this should be a no brainer. And the system is fast, very fast. Our customer have been in Shock, these are longtime users who have done upgrades before and were skeptical and now they are amazed



LightS
Premium
join:2005-12-17
Greenville, TX
reply to diablo1892

Re: Vs DSL?

While true, the reason why is not what you stated.

The reason? The distance. Even at the speed of light, over the distance this has to travel, you will not be getting latency that you can play shooters (or any other game that requires quick reactions).



Kainick

@69.197.222.x
reply to 88615298

Re: What if you cover of your cap?

I head that they charge $8 per extra gig.



proton07

@direcway.com
reply to floydb1982

Re: Can't watch video's and stream on a 40GB cap

Perhaps you would be best to get DirecTV and use that for your movie. With users like you, 300GB or greater per month, you should be throttled. This is why the FAP is in place.