I Moved and Now Have Real Broadband!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted to this blog. I had a T1 and very reliable Internet for over 6 years but at a very steep price. I now live in an area that has cable Internet service and get 1000% faster service and I pay 85% less per month. See my speed test below.

I guess if you live in an area that does not have access to real broadband, waiting for ISPs to upgrade their equipment to provide broadband is not an option. They take billions of our tax dollars in subsidies to upgrade our infrastructure and do nothing (seems like criminal behavior to me). The only option I had for high speed broadband was to move to an area that already had it.

HughesNet Canceled!

I canceled Hughesnet today, YEAH! Never again, I would choose dial-up over Hughesnet if I had to make that choice again.

HughesNet Never Again!

I get these consistent results with every test no matter the time of day or weather. I will post the results of my call to cancel HughesNet and that will probably be my last post on this website since I will no longer be a HughesNet customer.

speedtest.net result
pingtest.net result

T1 vs HughesNet

I ran a ping test to www.google.com and www.yahoo.com. The difference between the T1 and HughesNet can be seen in the screen capture images below.



The numbers that make a huge difference are “Packets Lost” and “Response time Average”. Total packet loss on HughesNet was 169 of 4686, total packet loss on T1 was 5 of 4933. Average response time on HughesNet was 711.5ms, on T1 it was 39ms. If you don’t know what these numbers mean, the bottom line is, accessing the Internet with HughesNet is a frustrating and unreliable experience.

A Real Internet Connection!

I was starting to think the Internet was just getting all slow and messed up. Turns out it was all HughesNet! Now that my T1 is up and running, I can really say, HUGHESNET REALLY SUCKS! I could list about 50 web sites that I thought had really slow servers, but again, it was HughesNet. I’m just not going to waste anymore time explaining how bad HughesNet is. Now we’ll see how much of an issue it is to cancel.  I LOOK FORWARD TO CANCELING HUGHESNET!