said by OldSatUser:
Hughesnet has stated they are committed to their FAP free download zone.
Latest stats I could find...
In the first half of 2009, the median broadband user
consumed almost 2 gigabytes of data per month, whereas
the average (mean) user consumed over 9 gigabytes
Mean usage is driven by a small set of users who consume
large amounts of data.
Hence, for typical users, having a download zone in the wee hours of the AM morning is an irrelevant matter.
For "power users," by all means, use Hughes.