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.
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.
Satellite Internet service 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. The modem includes Wi-Fi so that your phone, computer and other Wi-Fi devices can connect to the Internet.
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.
Yes! HughesNet is available in contiguous United States, Puerto Rico, and Alaska! As long as you have a clear view of the southern sky, you have access to fast satellite Internet speeds, more data, and built-in Wi-Fi. To find plans and offers, search your address here.
Some people may be hesitant to subscribe to satellite Internet because of myths they've heard – or because they are unaware of the convenience and quality offered by high-speed satellite Internet providers.
Myth #1 – Satellite Internet service providers don't reach rural areas.
Hughes offers satellite Internet everywhere in the contiguous United States, including rural areas. Hughes is a reliable satellite Internet provider that supplies high-speed Internet service in areas where there is slow or no high-speed options.
Myth #2 – The satellite dish must be attached to a roof.
Although 97% of the time satellite antennas are attached to the roof of a home, satellite Internet service providers don't always require it. A certified HughesNet installer is able to determine the best location on (or near) your residence where the satellite dish should be mounted.
Myth #3 – Using Satellite Internet ties up your phone line.
HughesNet delivers two-way, high-speed Internet access over satellite – not over your telephone line – so you can talk on the phone and surf the Web at the same time. That can save you money by eliminating the need for a second phone line.
Myth #4 – Satellite Internet equipment is big and complicated.
The bulky eight-foot wide satellite dishes from the 1980s are a thing of the past, at least when it comes to the needs of most businesses. HughesNet customers only need a computer, a modem, two coaxial cables, and the satellite antenna. The antenna is about the same size as most ordinary satellite TV dishes.
Myth #5 – When it is cloudy, satellite Internet doesn't work.
Your satellite Internet connection is not affected by most clouds. Satellite Internet from HughesNet is only affected by weather in extreme circumstances such as heavy storms or unusually dense clouds. If you have difficulties with your service, contact HughesNet Customer Care and Technical Support staff.