HughesNet has been doing a lot of advertising on TV, but there have been several reports that it is not a good solution for Netflix's Instant Watching service. From DSL Reports.com:
We had initially switched to dial-up in order to be able to get streaming video so that we could watch instant Netflix movies and so that my wife could take on-line courses. With Hughes' bandwidth limit, we would get 15 or 20 minutes of a movie (or college course) and the bandwidth would shut down to under 56K!
I spoke with a HughesNet representative that confirmed that they cap downloads due to the limited bandwidth available through the satellites.
Has anyone had success with satellite Internet services?