Not complaining about ping times - they have NOT changed.
Before the second satellite we paid for data, but not allowed to use it due the the “fair use” rules which assigned more usable data to school-of-the-air students. Then the second satellite reduced that restriction, but most of our data was only available between 2am and 7am.
Due to COVID-19 an extra 10GB a week was granted (to be used in that week). We started to notice a slowing of the system which meant we could not access some websites. The ISP issued an advisory saying the heavy usage period had moved to the middle of the day and users were experiencing issues.
Before the satellite NBN we had off-net ADSL Download 0.43MB Upload 0.03MB, so we do know what a poor service is! Even Telstra declined to offer us internet due to the distance and quality of the copper line.
Best wishes for those stuck at home.