How does Internet by satellite work?

Satellite Internet services operate in much the same way as satellite television does.

In other words, HughesNet® does not use your phone or cable line, leaving you free to talk while you surf!

Not only that, but the HughesNet service is up to 50x faster than dial-up! Read more about the speed of each HughesNet service plan!

HughesNet brings high-speed broadband to places that have never been able to access reliable or fast Internet service before. As long as you can see the southern sky – this is where the primary satellite HughesNet uses is located – and you are located in one of the 48 contiguous States, you can take advantage of the very best in satellite web access.

Here's how it happens:

  1. Look at our HughesNet service plans. Select the one that's right for you or your business. Call us today at 1-800-499-3242 and we'll answer your questions, offer suggestions and, when you're ready, take your order. Once you've ordered your service, we'll connect you with an authorized HughesNet installer.
  2. At a pre-arranged time, the installer will arrive at your home or office to connect your computer to a satellite modem. The modem will be linked to an antenna (satellite dish), which will be affixed on or near your home. The installer will provide the dish and modem.
  3. Once installed, the satellite dish will send and receive information (email, Web pages, files) over the Internet and deliver it to you, through your satellite modem. For example (see diagram):
  • You type in the address of a website you’d like to visit
  • The request is sent from your computer, through the antenna, to a HughesNet satellite
  • The satellite sends a signal to the HughesNet Network Operations Center, which contacts the website
  • The website beams information back to you, along the same path

This all happens within a fraction of a second, just as if you were connected by DSL or cable.

Consult our extensive FAQ pages for further information on, HughesNet and Internet satellite's many benefits.

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What is HughesNet?

HughesNet is the North American leader in Internet satellite services. For more than 30 years, HughesNet's parent company, Hughes Network Systems, has delivered satellite services and products around the world – more than 1.5 million systems have been shipped to over 100 countries in that time.

Thanks to pioneering high-speed satellite Internet technology and excellent customer support, HughesNet makes it possible for virtually every consumer in the contiguous United States to access high-speed, dependable Internet service.

As an authorized HughesNet distributor, brings you a variety of service packages, ensuring that everyone – from the casual home Internet user to the busy office – can take advantage of broadband by satellite.

Call 1-800-499-3242 and order HughesNet today or fill out our Instant Quote form!

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