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Hughesnet® Internet

Reliable Satellite internet

Hughesnet is the largest satellite internet service in the world, providing strong connections to millions of people across America. When you order Hughesnet Internet, you get great benefits at an affordable price.

  • Speeds up to 100 Mbps** on select plans

  • Unlimited data1

  • Wi-Fi Modem with Wi-Fi 6

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Satellite Internet tailored for you

Enhance your online experience with Hughesnet Internet service and get super-fast speeds, reliable connections, and a price lock guarantee. Find the perfect plan for your household’s needs and prepare to surf and stream without stress. Our goal? Provide high-speed connectivity for every home.

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Hughes Internet for Rural Areas

Hughesnet provides strong internet across America—including rural communities. Once you’ve selected the right plan for your home, a team member will install a satellite dish to get your internet up and running.

  1. A Hughesnet professional technician will install the Hughesnet Wi-Fi Modem and connect it to two of your devices (e.g. laptop, tablet, desktop computer, or smartphone).

  2. The technician will install a Hughesnet outdoor antenna system on your roof or other raised area with a clear line of sight to the southern sky. 

  3. The technician will run an RG-6 cable from the outdoor antenna to the indoor modem by drilling a hole through the wall and then sealing it with a faceplate.

  4. You’ll be provided with a grounding block, and the freshly installed system will be grounded to an NEC-approved bonding point.

  5. The technician will weather-seal outdoor penetrations and water-resistant compression fittings to protect your home and internet from outside interference.

Check out our installation page for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hughesnet suitable for gaming and streaming?

Hughesnet Internet is great for streaming—with speeds up to 100 Mbps** and unlimited data1, you should have no trouble watching your favorite TV shows and movies online. In areas where Hughesnet Fusion plans are available, you’ll get the reach of satellite with the responsiveness of low-latency wireless for quick gaming response times.

How does Hughesnet satellite internet work?

When you visit a web page on your computer, a request is sent to a satellite thousands of miles out in space. The satellite then reaches out to the Hughes Network Operations Center (NOC), which finds the specific website you requested. Finally, the website sends the information back to the NOC, then to the satellite, and then to your computer through your satellite dish and modem. 

Although the information travels a wide distance, the entire process takes a fraction of a second so that you can surf and stream online without lag.

What sets Hughesnet apart from other internet providers?

Hughesnet has been rated America’s #1 choice for satellite internet—and with good reason. With speeds up to 100 Mbps** and a reliable connection, Hughesnet provides strong internet to millions of customers across America. Check out our customer service page for more information.

Is Hughesnet a good internet source?

Yes, absolutely! Since Hughesnet Internet is a satellite service, you can get a strong connection in any location with access to the southern sky. Plus, Hughesnet offers fast speeds, unlimited data, and a Wi-Fi Modem featuring Wi-Fi 6 technology so you can enjoy your internet experience no matter where you live.

How much does Hughesnet charge a month?

The price of Hughesnet Internet depends on which plan you choose. Explore plans and check availability in your area to find the right plan for your household.

Minimum term required. Monthly service and early termination fees apply. Visit legal.hughesnet.com for details.

Free standard professional installation valid on Lease option only. Not valid with the Purchase option. Limited-time offer.

**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.

1Standard Data may be slower during high-traffic periods.

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.

©2023 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughesnet is a registered trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company.

Broadband Labels

As of April 10th, 2024, the FCC requires all internet service providers to provide broadband labels for home internet service plans. The broadband labels are intended to help consumers find the best plan for their needs. We value transparency and are happy to provide details regarding our service plans' data, speeds, and fees. Please note that service plan availability is geographically dependent. Not all service plans are available to all consumers.