High-Speed satellite internet has revolutionized rural internet. Today, satellite internet service providers deliver internet service to even the most remote locations utilizing orbiting satellites in combination with small satellite dishes at each satellite internet customer’s location. Exact satellite internet speeds will vary from one location to another based on the satellite beams that serve the region, but almost every address in the United States now has access to some form of high-speed internet service. All you need to have high-speed satellite internet installed at your home or business is a clear view of the southern sky so that your satellite signal will be uninterrupted.
You Can Get High-Speed Satellite Internet Almost Anywhere
When you call to order high-speed satellite internet, a customer service rep will help you determine the best satellite internet plan for your address. We offer internet service at a range of speeds and have satellite internet service that’s free from data caps. The most affordable unlimited internet plans offer download speeds up to 12 Mbps or 25 Mbps, depending on location, and no data caps. If you use internet primarily to check email or look up information, the 12 Mbps plan may be all you need. Those who use the internet more extensively will want to choose a plan with at least 25 Mbps download speed. The most popular high-speed satellite internet plans offer 25 Mbps download speeds, while the most powerful satellite internet plan delivers up to 100 Mbps downloads.
Viasat (formerly Exede) High-Speed Satellite Internet vs. HughesNet High-Speed Satellite Internet
Viasat high-speed satellite internet offers several packages at most locations. The base plan offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps with unlimited data, while the newest plan offers download speeds of 100 Mbps. The most popular Viasat internet plans offer 25 Mbps download speeds with unlimited data, but new plans with download speeds up to 50 Mbps are attracting more and more satellite internet customers.
HughesNet keeps high-speed satellite internet simple. All home internet plans offer 25 Mbps download speeds and no hard data limits so you aren’t charged for exceeding your data threshold, although your service will slow down.
HughesNet and Viasat modems have built-in Wi-Fi to allow you to connect all your wireless devices to your high-speed satellite internet. Both Viasat and HughesNet offer a video data saver to allow you to stream more videos without crossing your internet plan’s data threshold.
While neither HughesNet not Viasat have hard data limits, once you meet your threshold, both prioritize your internet traffic behind customers who have data remaining. HughesNet provides a Bonus Zone with 50 GB of free data, a late-night option to allow customers to schedule large downloads between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. Viasat Liberty plans offers Free Zones with unmetered data during the early morning hours.
Both Viasat and HughesNet high-speed satellite plans come with free or low-cost standard installation.
Viasat and Exede (now Viasat) offer a 2-year price lock on their high-speed satellite internet plans. If you expect to move before two years is over, Viasat offers a “no long-term contract option.” Be sure to tell our customer service rep about your plans so that we may offer the best internet solution for you.
High-Speed Satellite Internet Gives You New Options for Work, School and Entertainment
High-speed satellite internet has given many people the option to work from home utilizing online video conferencing, VoIP phone service and fast digital-file transfers. The features that make working from home an option bring new educational opportunities through online classes. When you take away the expense of commuting to a metropolitan area for work or school, many satellite internet users discover a savings when they buy a high-speed satellite internet plan.
When you add high-speed satellite internet to your home, you open a new world of entertainment options that include streaming video, internet radio and seemingly endless social media options. Enjoy high-speed internet on all your devices with built-in Wi-Fi.
While satellite internet delivers sufficient download speeds for gaming, it has greater latency than wired connections because of the distance the satellite internet signal must travel. Because of signal latency, high-speed satellite internet works great for everything but first-person shooter games.
Bundle High-Speed Satellite Internet with TV and Phone to Save
When you bundle Viasat or HughesNet high-speed satellite internet with DIRECTV satellite television, you enjoy new entertainment options with real savings each month.
Add phone service for still more savings and enjoy unlimited calling via VoIP in much of North America. The high-speed satellite internet plan you choose will determine your exact calling plan.