HughesNet Internet Service

Profile and History

With more than 40 years of satellite Internet experience, HughesNet offers a wealth of top-shelf packages and customer service to more than one million subscribers in the United States. The company's reach makes HughesNet the largest satellite provider in the country; this is thanks to the launch of Jupiter 1, the company's second satellite, designed to run the Gen4 network. A third satellite was launched in December of 2016, which has enabled to the release of HughesNet’s new Gen5 plans. These plans have expanded upon HughesNet’s track record with the FCC of under promising and over delivering on advertised speeds. HughesNet’s Gen5 Plans have download speeds starting at 25Mbps and upload speeds of 3Mbps, making it the fastest Satellite Internet provider available coast to coast in the United States.

HughesNet Facts:

  • In 2015, the FCC ranked HughesNet #1 out of 16 companies for the company's delivery of promised download rates.
  • All Gen 5 customers get to enjoy smart-browsing, meaning the client can resume surfing the web even after the maximum data allowance has been reached. They can also take advantage of data saving video technologies, which autoscale video content to save data.
  • Similarly, each Gen4 plan includes 50GB of extra data that customers can use at night and other lightly-trafficked hours.
  • Some clients of HughesNet include restaurants, retailers, gas stations and hotels throughout the United States, as well as the IRS and Air Force Reserves.

Recent News

  • HughesNet launched the Satellite EchoStar XIX on December 18th 2016 on Alliance’s Atlas V, which is the highest capacity broadband satellite to be launched to date.

Coverage Areas

HughesNet’s Broadband Satellite Internet is available virtually everywhere coast ot coast in the United States. The only requirement for obtaining service is a clear view of the southern sky, which allows Hughes to cover the most rural and remote locations.

Internet Service Technologies Offered

HughesNet’s Internet and VoIP services are delivered on Satellite Internet technologies, which transmits a signal from a satellite dish on your property to the Echostar Satellites in space for service.

Phone Services Overview

HughesNet Voice offers a number of features including:

  • Service Starting at $19.95/mo
  • Unlimited Calling to the U.S. and Canada
  • Caller ID
  • Call Waiting
  • Call Forwarding

Find a more thorough listing of Hughes Net Internet Plans.

HughesNet Internet Plans & Pricing


NameDownload SpeedsData CapPrice
10 GB25 mbps10 gb$59.99
20 GB25 mbps20 gb$69.99
30 GB25 mbps30 gb$99.99
50 GB25 mbps50 gb$129.99

HughesNet offers Internet service via the following technology: Satellite.

HughesNet is available in the following cities: New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, Brooklyn, NY, Houston, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Phoenix, AZ, Bronx, NY, San Antonio, TX, San Diego, CA, Dallas, TX, San Jose, CA, Austin, TX, Jacksonville, FL, Indianapolis, IN, San Francisco, CA, Columbus, OH, Fort Worth, TX, Charlotte, NC, Detroit, MI, El Paso, TX, Washington, DC, Memphis, TN, Boston, MA and Seattle, WA and many more.