HughesNet®

About HughesNet

America's #1 Choice for Satellite Internet

Why Choose HughesNet?

Hughes® 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. HughesNet is satellite Internet that provides fast speeds, more data, and Built-in Wi-Fi.

Fast Speeds

HughesNet®  offers 25 Mbps** download speeds on every plan. 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.

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More Plans to Choose From
Our service plans offer the same 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.
More Data When You Need It
All residential plans come with an extra 50 GB/month of plan data to use during off-peak hours (2am-8am) that you can use for downloading large files and system updates to your computer, tablet, or smart phone.
Business plans offer more data, up to 250 GB, and include 25 GB of Daytime data (8am - 6pm) on top of your Anytime Data for when you need it most.
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. You’ll be able to stay connected at reduced speeds until the next billing cycle. 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. 

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

Disclaimer

^ Video streaming services with minimum speeds requirements will not operate properly.

** The HughesNet Gen5 service plans are designed to deliver download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps, but individual customers may experience different speeds at different times of the day. Speeds and uninterrupted use are not guaranteed and may vary based on a variety of factors including: the configuration of your computer, the number of concurrent
users, network or Internet congestion, the capabilities and content of the websites you are accessing, network management practices as deemed necessary, and other factors. When you connect to the HughesNet service using Wi-Fi, your experience will vary based on your proximity to the Wi-Fi source and the strength of the signal.

†† Streaming is optimized with video streams at DVD quality (up to 480p). For best performance, leave any video streaming applications at their default automatic resolution setting. Most video services are supported. Not all video sources are identifiable. 3 times is based on average HD bit rate of 3.6 Mbps vs. DVD quality at 1.1 Mbps.