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HughesNet Satellite Internet Reviews
Anybody here have experience with Hughes net? We currently have AT&T DSL and it is really not reliable enough. It is the only major ISP available and rural Fayette County. We are looking into satellite Internet, but I haven't found very many people who enjoy Hughes net yet.
01-09-2018 10:04 PM
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RE: HughesNet Satellite Internet Reviews
(01-09-2018 10:04 PM)cwise Wrote:  Anybody here have experience with Hughes net? We currently have AT&T DSL and it is really not reliable enough. It is the only major ISP available and rural Fayette County. We are looking into satellite Internet, but I haven't found very many people who enjoy Hughes net yet.

When I first moved to Fayette we had to wait 8 weeks for Comcast and I looked into all of that. I didn't find any Satellite services with decent reviews. I'm thinking ATT might be your best option, bad though it is.
01-09-2018 10:35 PM
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yep I have had the same issues. After 11 years we finally have xfinity. During those 11 years I used att dsl that sucked but was still better than the alternatives. A dish representative went so far as to say you are better off with dsl at this point over any satellite service.
01-10-2018 12:49 AM
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I had it when I lived in Scotts Hill and it was the only high speed available. Good download times, awful upload times. I was a gamer and had more success with dial up.
01-10-2018 01:36 AM
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You are better off staying with AT&T. You are paying for a service and if that service is compromised call in for service repair. After numerous reasons from maybe 15 different AT&T people why the service had slow speed, interrupted, or no service at all, or whatever reason, keep calling AT&T for service. After about 10 in home service calls, the last AT&T tech finally got the service to work well. That was over several years total time to finally get it right. Then we promptly moved.
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01-10-2018 07:57 AM
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My father-in-law had HughesNet in rural Gibson County for a few years, and finally just got rid of it and added a hotspot to his Verizon plan. It wasn't fast by any stretch, and somewhat unreliable.

Better than nothing, but there are other options.
01-10-2018 01:27 PM
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I've had Hughes and Exede Satellite services in the past. Hated it. It was costly, slow, and didn't work well or at all during rain/storms. Definitely stick with ATT DSL.

Satellite internet should only be used if nothing else is available.

Heck, a 4G hotspot is much better than satellite if you must get rid of ATT DSL.
01-10-2018 02:23 PM
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My mom lives at Pickwick and uses Hughes net. The service is OK but the data caps are an issue as is service outage during rain.
01-10-2018 02:33 PM
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(01-10-2018 02:23 PM)MemphisTigers2009 Wrote:  I've had Hughes and Exede Satellite services in the past. Hated it. It was costly, slow, and didn't work well or at all during rain/storms. Definitely stick with ATT DSL.

Satellite internet should only be used if nothing else is available.

Heck, a 4G hotspot is much better than satellite if you must get rid of ATT DSL.

That's what we were going with if Comcast took any longer, a hotspot. Exede's reviews are worse than HughesNet. Like you said, the data caps are killer and it's very expensive.
01-10-2018 02:58 PM
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HughesNet Satellite Internet Reviews
If your area has AT&T gigapower

Pay the money and get it.

Best thing AT&T has ever done... and I despise them

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01-11-2018 06:52 PM
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(01-11-2018 06:52 PM)maximus Wrote:  If your area has AT&T gigapower

Pay the money and get it.

Best thing AT&T has ever done... and I despise them

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I just switched to AT&T fiber and it rocks. The fiber drop is inside the house. It really zips.
01-12-2018 12:31 PM
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The Hughes satellite internet at Pickwick Lake does not provide a signal throughout the house and the satellite location would have run afoul of HOA rules. 01-lauramac2
01-12-2018 05:07 PM
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(01-12-2018 12:31 PM)eltigre Wrote:  
(01-11-2018 06:52 PM)maximus Wrote:  If your area has AT&T gigapower

Pay the money and get it.

Best thing AT&T has ever done... and I despise them

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

I just switched to AT&T fiber and it rocks. The fiber drop is inside the house. It really zips.
Last few speed tests running 350-500

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
01-12-2018 10:54 PM
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RE: HughesNet Satellite Internet Reviews
(01-12-2018 10:54 PM)maximus Wrote:  
(01-12-2018 12:31 PM)eltigre Wrote:  
(01-11-2018 06:52 PM)maximus Wrote:  If your area has AT&T gigapower

Pay the money and get it.

Best thing AT&T has ever done... and I despise them

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

I just switched to AT&T fiber and it rocks. The fiber drop is inside the house. It really zips.
Last few speed tests running 350-500

Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk

They can lay the cable in my neighborhood anytime they feel like it.
01-13-2018 10:34 AM
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