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Over time, the online services and the amount of data customers use have changed. For example, in 2005, the average web page was about 150 KB; today it’s 1,000 KB (seven times larger). Streaming movie downloads didn’t even exist several years ago. Software upgrades were sent to customers in the mail on a CD...today, they’re multi-megabyte files that have to be downloaded.
This dramatic increase in data requirements could consume your Daily Download Allowance in a matter of minutes – often without you even knowing it. By moving to a longer (monthly) download allowance cycle, HughesNet Gen4 gives customers more flexibility to choose when to use their allocation. If you have an occasional day where you need to download a lot of data, it won’t slow you down. The longer window means we can give you bigger buckets and ensure only the most consistently heavy users are affected by the Fair Access Policy.