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High-speed satellite internet is the best connection for rural customers

Rural customers often think they only have two options for internet: dial-up and DSL. Both, however, have limitations.

Satellite internet is the best option for rural customers for multiple reasons. It’s better than dial-up because it’s faster and won’t prevent simultaneous phone and internet usage. It’s available in more areas than DSL. In fact, satellite high-speed internet from Hughesnet® is available where you live in the contiguous United States.

Satellite high-speed internet uses high-end technology, but the satellite internet process itself is fairly simple to understand.

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How do people get internet by satellite?

Internet by satellite – how does it work? It’s a simple process. A webpage sends a request from your home computer to a satellite about 22,000 miles away in space. At this altitude, the satellite's period of rotation (24 hours) matches the Earth's orbit, and the satellite always remains in the same spot over the Earth’s geosynchronous orbit.

The satellite contacts the Hughes Network Operations Center (NOC) which finds the specific webpage you requested. The webpage sends the information along the same path to the NOC, then to the satellite, and then to your computer through your Hughesnet dish and modem.

Although the signal travels a great distance, there is only a fraction of a second delay during this transmission. This is comparable to delay you experience while talking on a mobile device. In most cases, you won’t notice the latency while surfing online.

It’s much faster than dial-up and speeds aren’t impacted by distance from your provider like DSL. That’s another benefit of satellite high-speed internet: it’s not dependent on your phone line or cable line. Instead of waiting days at a time to get service back if your line goes down, there’s no need to worry about that at all! With internet by satellite, you get something called an “always-on” connection. This means that Hughesnet service can’t be interrupted by problems with your phone or cable line, unlike dial-up and DSL.

Satellite internet access is valuable in this regard for its convenience. With internet by satellite, you’re always connected – no matter what.

Innovative Hughesnet Fusion® technology elevates your satellite internet experience 

If you want a low-latency, reliable connection that enables gaming, streaming and video-conferencing, the Hughesnet Fusion plan combines satellite and wireless technologies for a more responsive internet experience. Innovative multipath technology automatically selects the best path for your internet activities — satellite or wireless — in real time, to reduce delays and deliver a faster, more reliable experience. The Hughesnet Fusion plan works even if the wireless signal in your area isn’t very strong.

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