I thought I would go ahead and fill you guys in on the whole internet situation at my dad's house. The internet just randomly cut off about two weeks ago. Naturally (since this happens with Hughesnet all the fucking time!) we just assumed it would come back on eventually. It didn't. Then a couple of days later, we receive a letter from Hughesnet warning us that if we didn't upgrade our service they would cut it off. Mind you, we received this letter after it had already been cut off. So, we schedule an appointment for them to come install whatever the fuck it was that they needed to install to update our service. The guy was supposed to show up last Tuesday "in the morning" well he didn't. In fact, he didn't show up at all. So that night my dad called them and told them that the guy hadn't showed up. They apologized and said that someone would be there the following day "between 1 and 4". When we still hadn't seen or heard from them at 3:00, my dad called to ask them what was going on. He was then informed that they wouldn't actually be able to be there until this Wednesday.
Since we were both quite fed up with Hughesnet's bullshit, on top of their already ridiculously unreliable service. My dad looked into it and found out that we can actually get Frontier where we live (I know nothing about it, but it can't possibly be any worse than Hughesnet) and they can just mail us the equipment we need. So, by the end of the week we should have our internet back, and hopefully we will never have to deal with Hughesnet again.