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It's the nature of the beast.  Almost all of us have slow speeds at night.  It's like the water pipe coming into the house.  You can run your washing machine and flush the toilet at the same time but then try to take a shower and run the dishwasher at the same time and someone is going to get a surprise.  Can only push so much water thru the pipe and can only so much data at any one point thru any given transponder.  Nobody is forcing us to get the service so it's just something we have to put up with until a better terrestrial option comes along.
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Brian, Champion

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Excellent explanation.

During the course of the day, more people are awaken and use their satellite. The satellite (and your beam) has only so much capacity.

I like the pipe analogy.
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Greg Ritz

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My problem is that when you are asking them about the speed, they say it will be fast during day and slow down a little during congestion. You tell them the need is for streaming HD in evenings and they say no problem and sell you a 2 year contract. I suppose for a lot of beams, it is not an issue, but there are a lot of people with really low congestion speeds and there is no recourse. I feel it is deceptive practice. I too am waiting for the saviour satellite. Otherwise I would have already discontinued and given them $15/month. I am hotspotting my phone in evenings. I used 31 of my 150 Freedom plan this month.