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HughesNet Internet Service Plans - Speed Comparison

HughesNet's Internet access speeds are considerably faster than standard dial-up speeds. With these increased speeds, subscribers have the ability to download large files, enjoy an enhanced online experience, and be more productive.

Ever just want to check your email, but first you have to dial-in... and wait, and log in... and wait? How does the word 'instant' sound to you? With HughesNet, your Internet connection is always-on, so you can enjoy high-speed Internet the moment you sit down at your computer. Take a look at how HughesNet speeds compare with dial-up.


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Limitations Of Satellite Internet

Although the new HughesNet modem increases upload and download speeds for all residential and business service plans, high-speed Internet by satellite service is STILL NOT recommended for some sub-second time-sensitive types of Internet uses. The sub-second delay (latency) of satellite Internet access affects connection speeds. While this sub-second delay is mostly unnoticeable in general web browsing, it may have a significant impact on time-sensitive applications. Therefore, we do not recommend the following applications for use over HughesNet:

In addition, connecting to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) with the HughesNet service is not recommended, despite the faster speeds available with the HughesNet modem. If you choose to run VPN over satellite, your data speeds may be reduced as much as 50% to 75% while the VPN session is active. Once the VPN session is terminated, the subscriber's typical connection speed resumes. HughesNet Technical Support does not provide configuring or troubleshooting support for subscriber's issues associated with VPN connections.

Latency refers to the amount of time it takes a packet of data to travel across a network. With satellite service, that data must travel up to the satellite and back (about 45,000 miles). This round trip adds about a half a second delay to the total time your computer takes to communicate with a Website or host server.






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¥ HughesNet is available anywhere in the contiguous US with a clear view of the southern sky, and is limited in Alaska and Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

Offers dependent upon physical address and are not available to all households. Certain geographical areas are not eligible.

All HughesNet plans require a 24 month commitment and valid credit/debit card to order. Monthly service and termination fees apply. Lease option requires credit check for approval. Usage is subject to a Fair Access Policy. Actual speeds may vary. Speed and uninterrupted use of service are not guaranteed. For more information and HughesNet service terms and conditions visit: HughesNet Terms and Conditions

HughesNet equipment may be new or refurbished. Any refurbished equipment will have the same warranty as new equipment. In the event that you elect the purchase option, and the equipment installed at your location is refurbished, we will provide you with a $25 credit on your first Service invoice.

Networking equipment is not included. For network setup, support, and configuration, contact your network hardware manufacturer and/or operating system software developer (Hughes is not responsible for home network configuration and management). All computers on this network will be sharing a single connection. Simultaneous use of high-bandwidth applications by multiple users may result in degradation of speed.

± When you connect to the Internet using HughesNet, the upload and download speeds you experience will vary based on a variety of factors including the configuration of your computer; the number of concurrent users; network or Internet congestion; the speed of the Web sites you are accessing; and other factors. Stated speeds and uninterrupted use of service are not guaranteed. During peak hours, actual upload and download speeds will likely be lower than speeds indicated.

Based on an analysis of customer usage data, Hughes has established a download allowance for each of the HughesNet service plans that is well above the typical usage rates. Subscribers who exceed that threshold will experience reduced download speeds for the remainder of the month. During this recovery period, the HughesNet service may still be used, but speeds will be slower.

+ $10 monthly savings is available to new HughesNet residential subscribers. After three months, the fee reverts back to the standard monthly fee. $9.99 monthly equipment Lease fee may apply. Offer ends 9/30/14. Offers dependent upon physical address and are not available to all households. Certain geographical areas are not eligible. Other restrictions may apply. Visit legal.hughesnet.com for details.

* Free standard installation applies to new Lease subscribers only. Not valid with Purchase option. Limited-time offer. For more information and HughesNet service terms and conditions, please visit legal.hughesnet.com.

++ $99 instant savings applies to new subscribers who Lease a new HughesNet system. Not applicable with the Purchase option. Offer ends 9/30/14. Other restrictions may apply. Offer void wherever prohibited or restricted by law.

** $100 instant savings applies to new subscribers who Purchase a new HughesNet system. Not applicable with the Lease option. Offer ends 9/30/14. Other restrictions may apply. Offer void wherever prohibited or restricted by law. Visit www.rebate.HughesNet.com for details.

Plans only available on the EchoStar XVII satellite. Certain geographical areas are not covered by this satellite.

Monthly Download Allowance is the sum of the Anytime and Bonus Bytes.

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Nationwide Satellite is an authorized dealer of HughesNet services and Hughes products available in the contiguous United States (Alaska and Hawaii excluded). Equipment requires professional installation. HughesNet is a registered trademark of Hughes Network Services, LLC. All rights reserved. For more information, please visit legal.hughesnet.com.

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