1. It is not as fast as cable or DSL, but thankfully, faster than dial-up.
2. It does not work in the rain. Sometimes it will still work if it is a light rain, but heavy rains and storms shut it down.
3. We have a daily allowance of download. Something like 525 MB, whatever that is. If we go over the daily allowance, Hughes.net shuts down our internet speed to something even slower than dial-up for 24 hours. I guess that's our punishment for using too much internet! Our normal, every day internet usage never uses our daily allowance, but one major computer update can wipe it all out. That is what happened Monday night. We are still unsure about what used our allowance, but we were on snail speed for 24 hours. We were back to full speed last night.
I never realize how much I depend on the internet until we don't have it. I keep my laptop on my kitchen counter, and I periodically check email and blogs throughout the day. I also use google a lot to look things up, find a recipe, etc. Yesterday, I couldn't do any of those things.
It really is not big deal, but I am glad to be online at full speed again!
We have a full day of school plus the older girls have art lessons, and then we have our Bible study at church tonight. I hope to post this week's holiday tips soon.