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Fast, reliable 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.


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How do people get internet by satellite?

Internet by satellite - how does it work? It's an easy process. A webpage you visit sends a request from your computer to a satellite about 22,000 milesout in space. At this height, the satellite's period of rotation (24 hours) harmonizes to the Earth's, and the satellite always remains in the same place over Earth's geosynchronous orbit.

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

Although the signal travels far, there's only a fraction of a second delay during this transmission. This is similar to the delay experienced while talking on a mobile device. In most cases, you won't notice the latency while browsing online. Satellite internet is much faster than dial-up and isn't slowed by distance from your provider like DSL. That's another benefit of satellite high-speed internet: it's not connected to your phone 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.

Elevate your satellite internet connection with an exclusive Hughesnet Fusion® plan

The Hughesnet Fusion plan blends the best of satellite and wireless technologies into a single connection that transforms the rural internet experience.

With a Hughesnet Fusion plan, the internet feels faster and more responsive. Multipath technology speeds your connection so content-rich web pages load fast, and images download quickly. You can stream video and enjoy smooth video-conferencing, with less buffering. And you can enjoy online gaming with a low-latency connection that won’t spoil the fun.

Find out if the Hughesnet Fusion plan is available in your area

Satellite internet access in your area – call us now to get started!

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Don’t waste another minute on a slow connection. Connect, stream and play on a high-speed, low-lag service with Hughesnet satellite internet access.

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