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Picking the Right High-Speed Internet Service for Rural Areas

Hughesnet customer using high speed internet

In the decades since its inception, the Internet has gone from being a burgeoning technology to an essential support that fuels nearly everything we do in our daily lives. But despite how crucial of a resource home Internet is, access to Internet service is far from equal across different communities. Many Americans live or work in areas where Internet options like cable or fiber are unavailable due to the lack of necessary infrastructure. Thankfully, satellite Internet providers offer rural communities the chance to stay connected no matter where they call home. And when it comes to finding reliable, high-speed Internet beyond the reach of cable and fiber, HughesNet is America’s #1 choice.

How to Choose the Right Internet Plan

HughesNet offers an array of satellite Internet plans to suit the needs of every customer. Each plan includes a different amount of data to use each month, allowing customers to choose the amount of that best suits their needs. To ensure your data needs are being met, here are some important considerations to take into account when choosing the best satellite Internet option for you.

How many devices will I have connected to my network? – The number of devices actively connecting to the Internet on your network will drastically impact your data requirements. Intuitively, the more connected devices, the more data will be used each month. Homes with multiple family members or several connected smart devices will find themselves with much higher data needs, necessitating a larger plan.

What Activities will I need to use the Internet for?  - Different data plans are suited for different types of online activity. For example, a smaller plan will best suit homes and businesses that primarily use the Internet for basic activities like emailing, chatting, and web browsing. On the other hand, a larger plan will be useful for activities like sharing large files and watching videos.

Still have questions? Want to learn more about the specific intended use cases for each plan? Consult our online Buyers Guide to find the plan that serves you best!

How HughesNet Lets you do More with Your Data

In addition to offering broadband speeds across the continental US, every HughesNet plan also includes a suite of helpful features to help customers make the most of their data. 

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). This time is great for software updates and downloading large files. Business plans offer more data, up to 250 GB, and include 25 GB of Daytime data (8am - 6pm) on top of your Anytime Data

No Hard Data Limits** – If you run out of data in your plan, we won't cut you off or charge you more. You can continue browsing the web at a reduced speed. 

Video Data Saver – HughesNet service will automatically adjust the resolution for standard definition video streaming, saving you data when you need it. This can always be turned off in the mobile app.

America’s #1 Choice for Satellite Internet

No matter what option you choose, every HughesNet plan comes with the same fast speeds, built-in Wi-Fi, and free standard installation* to get you online easily no matter where you’re located. 

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


** If you exceed your monthly plan data, you will experience reduced speeds, typically 1-3 Mbps, until the next billing cycle.