Sunday, July 27, 2008
HughesNet - Hughes Net - hughes.net - Does not matter what you call it, it doesn't hack it!
The day Hughes Net has a product that doesn't suck will be the day they market a vacuum cleaner. (Not original, but Microsoft isn't the only company that sucks)
What kind of speed can you look forward to with your Hughes Net Satellite Service. Well, we have the Small Business Professional Plan and the DW7000 router, this gives us blinding speeds. Most of the time we get an uplink speed of around 4 - 5 Kbps and a downlink speed of around 14 - 15 Kbps. Tonight, the downlink is about 750 bps (no K, less than 1 K per second).
Now, there is a downside, if you do a major software update and exceed your daily limit, or if they think you might exceed your daily limit, you are put on restricted access due to the aptly named Fair Access Policy. Then you are limited to 128 Kbps maximum download speeds. Of course, you never get that speed ever. But the limit is there.
The only place Hughes Net is used is where you cannot get any other form of service. We live in the country and dial up is 14 Kbps maximum.
In the event cable, DSL, ADSL or fiber optics ever get here, Hughes Net can go to the dumpster. That DAY.