I don't track my speed, but everything seems to work just fine for me. My router user guide says "802.11 a/b/g/n dual-band selectable frequency supporting 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connections." (means nothing to me). I use the WiFi for streaming to my TV and for my smart phone.
West Michigan user here ....
Both companies have similar architecture in that you have a single terminal, ODU with aim to the satellite and ground-side Gateway facilities the lead to the 'head-end' terrestrial back-bone connection.
No matter how you cut it, no matter how you package or market it, a satellite connection can not be made to be the functional equivalent of true ground based ISP's.
You can hard throttle or soft throttle but in the end a sat connection has a finite through-put. No way around it.
With data caps (hard or soft) there is simply no way a user can expect to do more than occasional high demand activity such as video streaming ... with 4K being the current extreme.
Sat Internet is getting better but it is a very $$$ intensive investment for the owners meant to service a niche market.
This from a 13 year sat internet user.
Its not Cable nor DSL, FIOS, a WISP or even Cellular. It is a connection 'of last resort' for those of us that have been by-passed or ignored by ground based systems.
Learn the systems strengths and weaknesses and 'stay within the lines'.
This is what our activity looks like every month...
Jim16, from your post, that does sound promising of being able to stream that much and stay inside the 150 gb limit.
The best Hughesnet Gen 5 is a 50/50 gb plan (50 anytime and 50 from 2 am to 8 am) plus no hard data limits that basically will run at ~ 1mb when you have burned up your monthly allotment. And this is about $30 more a month.
What would be the better plan, Hughesnet 50/50 or Exede Freedom 150?