I had Hughesnet installed March 2008 because I have no other option living in the country.
It cost me $80 a month and is down more than it is up and working. I have called in trouble at least 8 times.
The last time I called, two weeks ago...they determined my problem was my modem. They sent me a new one...I replaced it and it did not work. I was on the phone with 4 different reps for 2 1/2 hours and then, they told me ...
"well...obviously... the problem is the dish. We will have a service man come out but, it will be a service charge. You can ship the modem back to us at your expense". There is absolutely nothing wrong with my dish...it is the modem.
If I had another option for internet, it would be worth the penalty to get rid of this nickle and dime service.