What happens if I use all the data within my plan before the month ends?

HughesNet Gen4 and HughesNet Gen5 service plans feature Unlimited Data with No Hard Data Limits. If you exceed the amount of data in your plan, we won’t cut you off or charge you more. You stay connected at reduced speeds, typically 1-3 Mbps. Major streaming providers state on their websites that watching videos with DVD quality (aka Standard Definition) is possible at .5 to 1.5 Mbps (you can refer to the chart below). In periods of network congestion, speed may be slower and could be less than 1 Mbps which may mean that some applications will be slower to run and you may see buffering in video playback. You can purchase extra data, called Data Tokens, to bring you back to full speed.

Streaming Service Recommended SD Streaming Rate
Netflix 1.5 Mbps
Amazon Prime Video 1.5 Mbps
Hulu 1.5 Mbps
YouTube .5 Mbps