Maybe they want all the really heavy FAP-free-zone downloaders to go to exede and reduce exede's night-time speeds to a megabit or two per second, while HN's speeds hum along as advertised during that window...
It won't slow down much. HughesNet's current service often pushes out higher speeds during the FAP free time than during the time on the meter. No reason to believe Exede will slow down.
So I take it you don't have HN, if you did you wouldn't make this statement.
Is that so? I didn't say everyone had better performance. It is a known fact that many people get a higher download speed during the fap free time than they do when the meter is running. Despite offering unlimited download at night, the congestion is simply not as bad.
Hum along with the meter running, that is. And a megabit or two per second at Exede is still faster than what HN provides for similar pricing now. No contest.
It's NOT the same satellite, btw. The Exede sat has a throughput capability which appears to be greater than the Gen4 sat. Look it up! I'm NOT talking about the "plans" here - the satellites themselves.
From viasat.com: "With 140 Gbps total throughput capacity, the new satellite can...".
From Hughes.com: "... satellite will provide significant additional capacityover 100 Gbps...". -- Hughesnet | small biz | .98 | 2 watt | 99 West | 1370 MHZ | Signal 81-85 WinXP SP2 | Intel 2.66 GHZ Core 2 Duo
Often satellites , especially ones used for broadband ,carry other traffic as well. In the past the normal routine is to put both broadband and other sat traffic on the satellite until enough accounts are in use to make the running of a broadband only satellite feasible. You also have to account for 'spares' as total capacity can sometimes include redundant parts that are not always in use.