@DevIoTCanada, I assume your are in Canada from your username. I am too.
We use Bell DSL at the house and XploreNet satellite (same as you, maybe?) at the farm. Both are not very good …
Anyways, long story short, both services have been causing issues for the last five days (after 2 months of solid connection). I have both a Photon and a newly added RaspberryPi connecting to the particle cloud, or at least they should be.
Something seems to happen and the modem stops serving some of the services. It is hard to determine, since it seems to continue serving HTTP and browsing a website still works. (I am certain particle cloud connection is using something other than HTTP.) However, doing a test at www.speedtest.net will indicate a problem if it fails to perform a speed test (it usually gets stuck on the ping phase when there is a connection problem).
When this happens, I see a fast flashing green pattern on the Photon.
Powering off the modem for 15 seconds and then re-connecting solves it for half a day. Once the modem is reset, then the devices re-establish connection almost immediately. Then repeat half a day later.
There are known issues with mains power sensitivity for the modems of both companies. In fact, Bell stores keep a supply of replacement wall-warts on hand for the particular modem they provided me.
Or, it could be something else.
Let us know if it could be the same thing I am seeing, or provide details if it is something else. It may not be a Photon or particle issue, but we will try and get you up and running!