How HughesNet® Works
America’s #1 Choice for Satellite Internet – Available Where You Live!
How Does Satellite Internet Work?
When you visit a webpage a request is sent from your computer and is bounced to a satellite that’s approximately 22,000 miles out in space. The satellite is synchronized with Earth’s 24-hour rotation, meaning it appears in the same position for requests to beam off of it. With such advanced technology, the long distance makes very little difference and allows people to receive Internet connections even in rural areas.
After your computer contacts the satellite, the satellite then passes your request onto the Hughes Network Operations Center (NOC). The NOC then connects with the webpage directly.
The website then beams the information back down the same path to the NOC, to the satellite, and then to your computer where it passes through the dish and modem. At this point the process is complete and your requested webpage will display. Though the beams are traveling a great distance, the entire process takes only a fraction of a second, resulting in a rewarding user and web experience.
Get the fastest satellite Internet service—25 Mbps1—available to anyone, anywhere. Surf the web faster; download files quicker, and access media like never before!
Get More Data
Videos, music, pictures—with HughesNet Gen5 you get a huge amount of data, so you’re free to explore more of what the Internet has to offer. Plus, there are no hard data limits!2
HughesNet offers a variety of affordable Internet plans that are built to suit any budget, and are available where you live today, even in areas with slow or no high-speed options!
No Phone Line Required
HughesNet uses satellite technology, freeing up the phone line for more important things, like making phone calls! Plus there’s no need to dial in – HughesNets always on.