Data Credits Effect on Mining

I’m in Indianapolis and I’ve had my first and only HotSpot for about a week. It was mining about 3-4 HNT a day for about 7 days. I was about to upgrade my antenna to see if I could increase my mining performance. Then I received an announcement that the network was now live with Data Credits. Since that announcement (starting mid-day on Aug 12) my Hotspot mining rate dropped to a steady 0.3 HNT a day.

Is the Data Credit change and the mining decrease related?

You should post in Discord I think more people are there. And you’re more likely to get a quick answer.