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About HughesNet

America's #1 Choice for Satellite Internet

Who We Are

Brought to you by Hughes Network Systems, HughesNet is the world’s largest satellite internet service, connecting millions of people across the Americas, providing fast speeds, more data, and Built-In Wi-Fi.

An Echostar company, Hughes Network Systems is the world's leading provider of broadband satellite services. Hughes Network Systems invented satellite Internet more than 25 years ago. We are passionate about connecting the unconnected and believe everyone deserves to have high-speed Internet, no matter where you live and work.

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Why Choose HughesNet?

Fast Speeds

HughesNet®  offers speeds up to 50 Mbps!** With high-speed satellite Internet, you can enjoy sharing photos, email, listening to music, watching video, working from home, and connecting your children to distance learning with the fastest speeds offered by America's #1 choice for satellite Internet.

**50 Mbps speed available on select plans, in select areas. Actual speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. 


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More Plans to Choose From
Our service plans offer fast speeds with a wide range of data options for all types of users, making the choice easy! Find the satellite Internet plan that suits your typical Internet needs. When your needs change, changing your plan is easy.
Bonus Zone
All plans come with an extra 50 GB/month of plan data to use during off-peak hours (2am-8am). This additional plan data is great for downloading large files like movies and system updates.
No Hard Data Limits^
With HughesNet, hard data limits are a thing of the past. We’re committed to helping customers stay connected no matter what. That means even if you exceed your plan data, there’s no reason to stress! We won’t cut you off or charge you more. However, during high-traffic periods, you may experience reduced speeds. If you need to increase your speed immediately, you can always use a Data Token to return to your fastest speeds.
Data-saving features
HughesNet includes a video data-saver so you can watch more videos using less of your data. It adjusts data rates for streaming video to deliver DVD quality, so you can watch 3 times more video.††
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Built-in Wi-Fi

Connect multiple wireless devices at your home or business. You’ll have peace of mind knowing that your satellite Internet system features the latest in Wi-Fi standards and technology (dual-band 802.11ac). Delivers 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz for the fastest speeds available and excellent coverage. Residential customers can also set up separate guest Wi-Fi for visitors to keep your network more secure. Monitor data usage and track Wi-Fi performance.

How Does Satellite Internet Work?

Step 1

A request for a Web page is sent from your computer to a satellite about 22,000 milesout in space. At this altitude, the satellite's period of rotation (24 hours) matches the Earth's, and the satellite always remains in the same spot over the Earth (geosynchronous orbit).

Step 2

The satellite contacts the Hughes Network Operations Center (NOC) which locates the specific Website you have requested.

Step 3

The Website beams the information back along the same path to the NOC, then to the satellite, and then to your computer through your HughesNet dish and modem. Although the signal travels a great distance, there is only a fraction of a second delay during this transmission. This is similar to delay you may have experienced when using a cell phone. In most cases, latency isn't apparent while surfing online. 

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HughesNet Coverage 

HughesNet is available in the contiguous United States, Puerto Rico and Alaska as long you as you have a clear view of the Southern sky!

To find plans and offers in the contiguous U.S. or Puerto Rico, search your address here. 

To find an authorized retailer in Alaska, click here

* Free standard professional installation applies to new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer.


^ Video streaming services with minimum speed requirements may not operate properly. During high-traffic periods, you may experience reduced speeds.

†† Streaming is optimized with video streams at DVD quality (up to 480p).