Takes a little while to kick in.. I needed some updating to my steam games done one day and noticed that the meter hadn't moved an inch in about a week so i thought hughesnet turned it off for a little bit. I start allowing the updates go through and 30 minutes later, the meter drops from full to about 19.7GB remaining.
I noticed that if you do very light weight stuff after the monthly reset with Gen4, you're meter will not move until you start downloading/uploading heavily. Maybe, hughes saying thank you for being a customer? -- I hope your reading this papap. You were as kind, sweet and easy going person I ever met. You no longer have to suffer from all the pain you had when down here on earth. I love you.
I'm on the 9000, and most times the meter reflects what's going in in a minute or two. There are rare times when it seems like it is not, and other times where I get more then I should on the bucket refill.