HughesNet® satellite Internet is up to 50 times faster than dial-up

Frustrated by your dial-up service? Dial-up can make downloading nearly impossible, surfing a slow and painful process and shopping online a bit of a crap shoot. Want to look at your friend's photo gallery? Good luck with that!

HughesNet satellite broadband service boasts high connection speeds that can make all online activity a joy. Shop, bank, work, chat and download faster and more easily. Increase productivity at work and home. No more waiting hours for a file to download – with HughesNet, you can get what you need quickly, so you can move on to the next task.

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For example: a 25 MB software update could take almost 90 minutes to download. You could watch the entire movie Shrek in that time. HughesNet basic home Internet satellite service can reduce that to about 3 minutes – just enough time to make popcorn! The business class packages are even faster. See for yourself: this table compares the speed of HughesNet packages when downloading various file formats:

Speed comparison chart

Dial-up Internet service comparison based on standard dial-up connection at 53 Kbps. HughesNet satellite Internet speeds are based on download speeds of up to 5.0 Mbps for HughesNet ElitePremium service, 3.0 Mbps for HughesNet ElitePlus service, 2.0 Mbps for HughesNet Elite service, 1.6 Mbps for HughesNet ProPlus service, 1.2 Mbps for HughesNet Pro service, and 1.0 Mbps for HughesNet Home service. Stated speeds not guaranteed.

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Speeds you can expect with HughesNet

The upload and download speeds you experience using HughesNet satellite Internet will vary, depending on the configuration of your computer, the number of concurrent users, network or Internet congestion, the speed of the websites you are accessing, and other factors. The speeds stated and uninterrupted use of service are not guaranteed. Upload and download speed will likely be lower than indicated during peak hours.

By service plan:

Home: HughesNet Home brings you download speeds of up to 1.0 Mbps, with typical speeds of about 550 Kbps to 650 Kbps during peak times. Upload speeds, which are capable of reaching 128 Kbps, are typically 70 Kbps to 80 Kbps during peak hours.

Pro: high-speed Internet download speeds up to 1.2 Mbps, with typical speeds about 700 Kbps to 800 Kbps during peak times. Upload speeds, capable of reaching 200 Kbps, are typically 100 Kbps to 120 Kbps during peak hours.

ProPlus: download speeds will reach up to 1.6 Mbps, with typical speeds 800 Kbps to 1.0 Mbps during peak times. Upload speeds, capable of reaching 250 Kbps, are typically 130 Kbps to 150 Kbps during peak hours.

Elite: maximum download speeds are 2.0 Mbps, with typical speeds of 1.0 Mbps to 1.2 Mbps during peak times. Upload speeds, capable of reaching 300 Kbps, are typically 165 Kbps to 180 Kbps during peak hours.

ElitePlus: enjoy maximum download speeds of 3.0 Mbps, with typical speeds of 1.6 Mbps to 1.8 Mbps during peak times. Upload speeds, capable of reaching 300 Kbps, are typically 165 Kbps to 180 Kbps during peak hours.

ElitePremium: incredible maximum download speeds of up to 5.0 Mbps, with typical speeds about 2.7 Mbps to 3.0 Mbps during peak times. Upload speeds, capable of reaching 300 Kbps, are typically 165 Kbps to 180 Kbps during peak hours.

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The speeds listed above are available through the new satellite Hughes uses, which most subscribers will have access to. Approximately 3 percent of users will not be able to receive these speeds because trees or other obstacles may block the signal from the satellite to the HughesNet dish on the house. In these rare cases, Hughes offers slightly slower Internet access speeds from another satellite – speeds that are still up to 25x faster than dial up! The alternative service plan specifics are:

Home: download speeds up to 700 Kbps; upload speeds up to 128 Kbps
Pro: download speeds up to 1.0 Mbps; upload speeds up to 200 Kbps
ProPlus: download speeds up to 1.5 Mbps; upload speeds up to 200 Kbps

In all cases, actual upload speed will likely be lower than the speed indicated during peak hours. Download speeds may also be temporarily slowed if patterns of system usage exceed the download threshold for an extended length of time. See the HughesNet Fair Access Policy for further information.

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