Hughesnet Buyer's Guide

What is Hughesnet satellite internet?

Hughesnet® is high-speed satellite internet. Satellite internet is available everywhere, even in areas with slow DSL and where fiber and cable options will not reach. With satellite internet, the signal is sent from a satellite to a satellite dish mounted on your property, which connects to a modem inside. 

Hughesnet is satellite internet you can trust. We invented satellite internet and have been connecting rural America for more than 25 years!


What are my plan options and what makes them different?

Satellite plans use the latest satellite technologies to allow you to stay connected, stream movies and play online games. Hughesnet Fusion® plans blend the best of satellite and wireless technologies into a single connection. With a Fusion plan, your service feels faster and more responsive, especially when using time-sensitive applications. You can enjoy real-time gaming with a low-latency connection.

Home Satellite Internet Plans:

HughesNet Residential Plan Descriptions
HughesNet Residential Plan Descriptions

Your service plan comes with a set amount of Priority Data each month, which is always prioritized ahead of Standard Data on the network. Your Priority Data automatically resets with each billing cycle.  If you use all your Priority Data, Standard Data kicks in automatically. There's no limit on how much Standard Data you can use, so you'll never get cut off or pay overage fees.

The more connected devices you have, the quicker you will consume your Priority Data. Hughesnet is not recommended as a full-time video streaming replacement for TV service or console-based gaming activities because they quickly consume your Priority Data. Multiplayer games requiring rapid response are only supported with Hughesnet Fusion plans. VPNs, where you sign into a VPN application to access your work network directly, will significantly reduce service speeds. All plans are subject to the Hughesnet Subscriber Agreement.


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Small Business Satellite Internet plans

Hughesnet also offers plans for small businesses! Hughesnet for Business plans are great for business beyond the reach of cable or fiber and even for those who work from home. Hughesnet for Business plans include:

  • Network Prioritization - Business data and applications receive network priority.
  • Commercial Installation - Business plans come with professional commercial installation by a licensed technician.
  • Express Repair Premium - All Business plans include expedited repair service.  
  • 24/7 Business-class Phone Support - Business customers receive top-tier support when contacting Customer Care.
Business plans
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*Each Hughesnet service plan is designed to deliver the download/upload speeds assigned to that specific plan, however, speeds and uninterrupted use are not guaranteed and may vary based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to the number of concurrent network users. Your Hughesnet experience will vary based on your proximity to the Wi-Fi source.

**Standard Data may be slower than other traffic during high-traffic periods.