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Satellite Internet Runs Slow After I Watch Streaming Videos


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15-Jul-2007, 07:25 PM #1
Satellite Internet Runs Slow After I Watch Streaming Videos
if i watch videos for a certin period of time my internet slows down to worse then dial up. Its normally superfast. its been happening for about a week and a half. i go through hughesnet. i was wondering if there was anyway to get it running again once it hits the block. PLEASE HELP!!!

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15-Jul-2007, 11:38 PM #2
How many MB of data did you download while watching the streaming video?

Found this discussion on another web site ....

After 3:01AM April 18th, their so-called "Fair Access Policy" changed to say that now the subscribers can download 375MB but in a TWENTY FOUR HOUR period! What's worse is, if you download more than 375MB in your 24 hour period (which by the way is a rolling period of time -- therefore you never get reset to zero unless you unplug your modem for 24 hours!), then you will be rated limited to sub-dialup speeds for TWENTY FOUR HOURS! The rate limit punishment time used to be 12 hours before this new policy came into effect!
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16-Jul-2007, 09:25 PM #3
There is a Fair Access Policy for HughesNet Satellite Internet customers, if that is who you are using. Here is a good flash demo of how the HughesNet's FAP works.

It is odd that you hit your FAP by streaming video, unless it was high quality.

If you let us know what you where streaming, I'll let you know how long you can until you hit your FAP

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