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HughesNet's Most Popular Service Plans

HughesNet's plans vary by region, so be sure to verify pricing and plan terms with them before ordering service as all plans or promotions may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time.

Pros & Cons of HughesNet

HughesNet Pros
  • Covers almost 100% of the nation
  • Clear view to the south allows internet service connectivity
  • Offers a variety of plan options in all areas
  • Free installation for new accounts
HughesNet Cons
  • Requires a 24 month contract
  • Satellite dish must be installed at the residence
  • Not reliable for VPNs or gaming over the internet

HughesNet Internet Service

HughesNet is a Satellite Internet provider with over 40 years of experience in delivering high speed internet service to customers across The United States. HughesNet's new Gen5 plans currently provide internet service options to more than 1 million subscribers, making it the largest provider of satellite internet in America.

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.

The Gen5 service plans allow you to choose from four different sizes of data plans. These plans each come with a set amount of data at 25 Mbps. If you exceed the data in your service plan, your speeds will be reduced. HughesNet's Gen5 plans come with Bonus Zone data, which is 50GB of data each month that can be used between 2am and 8am without going against your monthly priority data allowance.

HughesNet Voice is a VoIP solution that can added to your HughesNet satellite internet connection for $24.95/mo.

Express Repair covers any unexpected issues with your HughesNet Service and gives you additional peace of mind. Both plans require a $29.95 onsite co-pay. Get Express repair free for 30 days when you purchase your HughesNet Plan. The HughesNet ZoneAlarm gives you additional peace of mind while browsing the internet by protecting your computer against viruses, spyware, malware, and hackers. 1 PC is $1.95/mo and 3 PCs are $2.95/mo.

Frequently Asked Questions about HughesNet

Do I need good credit for HughesNet?

There are no credit checks necessary for residential HughesNet accounts.

Am I able to cancel at anytime?

You can cancel at anytime. However, there is a contract, so it may require an early termination fee to be paid.

Am I able to use epay, autopay, or paperless billing with HughesNet?

By default, HughesNet uses paperless billing and autopay.

Will I be restricted to a certain amount of data each month?

No, you won't be restricted. HughesNet plans include a certain amount of data, which can be increased by buying data tokens to add more for the month.

Does HughesNet service support streaming platforms like Netflix or Hulu?

Yes, HughesNet has high speed broadband plans with throughput fast enough to watch your favorite shows.

Does HughesNet provide fiber, cable, or DSL services?

HughesNet provides satellite internet services only.

How much data do I get per month with HughesNet?

Depending on the package selected, HughesNet provides data plans that fits most households or lifestyles.

Is internet service the only thing HughesNet offers?

HughesNet also provides phone products and services, delivered as VOIP (or Voice Over Internet Protocol).

Does HughesNet offer month to month plans?

After completing the initial 2 year contract, your plan will become month to month.

Is HughesNet available in my area?

Over 98% of the USA is covered by HughesNet services, so you most likely live in an available area.


HughesNet Reviews

Fast Speeds, Great Rates, Great People

i think the people at hughesnet did a great job, i have really fast speeds and my rates are locked in for 2 years. this company is amazing, and i’m so happy i went with hughesnet!

Really Slow

my speeds are super slow, i cant even watch my netflix because of how slow my wifi is, i have the biggest plan hughesnet offers ( 50 gb ) and i can only watch like 1 movie a month. then hughesnet claims that i done burnt through my 50 gb’s something isn’t right here i should be able to watch more netflix than that

Exactly What I Was Promised

I got exactly what I was told! No over promising or anything. I explained what I need the internet for and got the plan that was perfect for me. Just when I thought there wasn't internet in rural areas!

Worst Experience Ever

moved to the middle of nowhere and was happy to have found an I internet provider but within 3 days I had reached there data limit. It was either continue to move at a turtle speed or pay to speed it back up smh. Next time I will call providers before moving.

Summary of Top Cities Served by HughesNet

CityCoverageMax SpeedAvg SpeedType
New York, NY100.00%25 Mbps25 MbpsSatellite
Los Angeles, CA100.00%25 Mbps25 MbpsSatellite
Chicago, IL100.00%25 Mbps25 MbpsSatellite
Brooklyn, NY100.00%25 Mbps25 MbpsSatellite
Manhattan, NY100.00%25 Mbps25 MbpsSatellite
Houston, TX100.00%25 Mbps25 MbpsSatellite
Queens, NY100.00%25 Mbps25 MbpsSatellite
Phoenix, AZ94.56%25 Mbps25 MbpsSatellite
San Antonio, TX100.00%25 Mbps25 MbpsSatellite
San Diego, CA100.00%25 Mbps25 MbpsSatellite
Data provided by various data sources including the FCC. For more information please view our sources page.

Summary of Top School Districts Served by HughesNet

DistrictGradesMax SpeedAvg SpeedType
Henning Public PK - 121 Gbps479 MbpsCable, DSL, Fiber and Fixed Wireless
Fairmount Public 18KG - 121 Gbps465 MbpsFiber
Sebeka Public PK - 121 Gbps463 MbpsFiber and Fixed Wireless
Lasara Independent PK - 121 Gbps461 MbpsFiber and Fixed Wireless
Lidgerwood Public 28PK - 121 Gbps454 MbpsCable and Fiber
La Farge PK - 121 Gbps451 MbpsCable and Fiber
Franklin Community School CorporationKG - 121 Gbps449 MbpsCable, DSL, Fiber and Fixed Wireless
Glen Ullin Public 48KG - 121 Gbps440 MbpsFiber
Kickapoo Area PK - 121 Gbps440 MbpsCable, DSL, Fiber and Fixed Wireless
Bethel-Tate Local PK - 121 Gbps440 MbpsCable, DSL and Fiber
Data provided by various data sources including the FCC. For more information please view our sources page.
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