Why HughesNet

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Hughes has over 40 years of experience and $1 billion invested in satellite communications innovation. We currently operate North America's largest consumer satellite Internet network to deliver HughesNet services, and we have a proven track record of serving more Americans, in more places, over a longer period of time, than any other satellite Internet provider.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose HughesNet
1. Faster Speeds
HughesNet is faster than ever, with download speeds of 25 Mbps** on every plan.
2. More Data
Four new service plans to best suit your specific needs and they each come with free off-peak data!
3. Built-in Wi-Fi
Featuring the latest Wi-Fi standards and technology to easily connect your wireless devices throughout your home.
4. Available in More Places
HughesNet is available where you live. Get connected now—your days of slow Internet are over!
5. Trusted by More People
You can rely on America’s #1 choice for satellite Internet.
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The Importance of STEM Education

Access to quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education shouldn’t be determined by where you live. Kids all across the U.S. should be exposed to STEM. Not only is it important for the development of our youth, but it’s also important for our country’s future.

Our passion towards STEM education is the core driver of our initiatives with 4-­H. As the nation’s premier youth development organization, they have a long history of leading innovative programs, and we are proud to support the work they are doing.

HughesNet Media

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    In the News

    Read about the work Hughes is doing in the satellite industry and beyond.

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    HughesNet Blog

    Featuring tips & tricks to maximize your data, industry insights, and more!

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    HughesNet & 4-H

    We are a proud partner of 4-H. Check out our latest projects together.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is HughesNet?

HughesNet® is America’s #1 choice for satellite Internet with over 1 million subscribers. HughesNet uses satellite technology to give you a super-fast, always-on Internet connection and is available everywhere, even in areas with slow or no high-speed options.

Can I get high-speed Internet in my area?

Yes! HughesNet is available from coast to coast in the U.S. All you need is a clear view of the southern sky. Visit our Coverage Areas page to learn more!

Why choose HughesNet?

  1. Fast Speeds: HughesNet is faster than ever, with download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps on every plan.
  2. All plans have No Hard Data Limits. If you exceed the amount of data in your plan, we won’t cut you off or charge you more. Stay connected at reduced speeds, typically 1-3 Mbps.
  3. Built-in Wi-Fi: Featuring the latest Wi-Fi...
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How does a satellite Internet connection work?

Step 1: A request for a Web page is sent from your computer to a satellite about 22,000 miles out 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). Because Internet via satellite is so technologically advanced, this...

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What plan fits my lifestyle?

HughesNet offers four service plans to best suit your specific needs, ranging from 15 GB to 100 GB of data per month. All HughesNet plans come with the same fast speeds so you can do all the things you want online—even faster. It’s easy to choose a HughesNet service plan based on the amount of data you need. The 15 GB plan is designed for basic...

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


**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.