The Hughes Gen 5 Satellite installers are here to install their grossly overpriced, underperforming satellite internet service. For the past four years when we lived in Kansas City, we enjoyed 1 Gig Google Fiber service for a flat fee of $70/month (taxes included). The new "Hughes Gen 5" system may provide up-to 20 MB service for "only" $75/month (includes equipment rental) PLUS taxes. At least they "threw in" free installation and $50 the first month. Deals for both Viasat and Hughes seem to be dependent upon geographic locations. They also don't "offer" discounts unless you ask.
Sadly, the only other option in our rural location is Excite/Viasat, which was about the same price and speeds. Reviews for both companies are poor, although I have family in Northern Minnesota with both companies who are satisfied. To add to my woes, our neighbors are on Midiacom for $40/mo with 50mb service, but they are "across the road" and out of Midiacom's service area!
For the past seven months we've attempted to get by using a Verizon Hotspot, which worked great until the speeds started to get throttled down to under "dial-up" speeds. We've never been able to do streaming type activities, but until recently, it was good enough to teach our online classes (both my wife and I teach) and do basic email and internet work.
Hopefully in two years when the contract is up, other options will be available for this part of NW Missouri.