For clarification, my $80/mo HughesNet ProPlus is regularly delivering 2000kbps down and 300 kbps up. I own the equipment. The FAP is ~13GB per month, with 5 FAP-free hours daily. There are no taxes, no fees. As long as I stay under 13GB/mo, there are no penalties of any kind - either to performance or to billing. I've had this HN7000S ProPlus plan for least 5 years now, and never once paid more than $79.99 per month.
Last year I upgraded my pre-paid cell phone service to a 3G smartphone contract with Verizon. Given that it was a bit faster (on the net) than previous phones I'd owned, I subsequently thought I'd give their USB Mobile Broadband service a try. The Verizon $80/mo 3G plan I tried was limited to 10GB/mo and came with major excess-use charges. Taxes and fees added another 20% or so to the monthly bill. Upload speeds were marginally faster than satellite (400-500kbps), but download speeds sucked; we're talking 700-900 kbps. Tried two different Verizon USB modems too, the second was even worse than the first.
I cancelled after 3 days with a greater appreciation for my satellite connection. That said, I may try 4G if and when it ever becomes available here. But my first experience with Verizon Mobile Broadband was not a good one.