Friday, September 5, 2008

HughesNet Broadband Internet

If you have a clear view of the Southern sky and you live in the contiguous US you can get Satellite Internet. Never heard of satellite internet? Well it is pretty cool, and it is very similar to satellite tv. Basically your computer is hooked up to a satellite modem and that is linked to a satellite dish (antenna) that typically sits on your roof. The satellite sends and receives information, this process is almost instant. You are always online, no waiting for connections. Downloads take minutes vs. hours. Plus your phone line has nothing to do with it. This is a great option if you are a family that mainly uses cel phones, like we are. The Hughesnet service even works in areas that do not get cable or dsl.


Hughesnet currently has a great deal on satellite internet. There is an option to get $0 upfront, as soon as an authorized Hughes net installer connects your computer, you are instantly online. There are offers as well, including a $100 mail in rebate, $100 nationwide referral dollars and a 30 day satisfaction guarantee. You can actually earn $100 for every person you refer. To get this deal, you have to already be a customer.

Hughes Net offers 5 plans that range from home use through business use. There are several options to pick from including paying for equipment and having a lower monthly fee to the $0 upfront deal and paying a little bit higher monthly fee.

The service is compatible with both windows and mac computers. So, what do the speeds look like? Well I found this information ~

With the Home service plan, you may enjoy download speeds up to 1.0 Mbps, with typical speeds of about 550 Kbps to 650 Kbps during peak times. Upload speeds, which are capable of reaching 128 Kbps, are typically 70 Kbps to 80 Kbps during peak hours.

With the Pro plan, connect to the Internet with maximum download speeds of up to 1.2 Mbps, with typical speeds about 700 Kbps to 800 Kbps during peak times. Upload speeds, which are capable of reaching 200 Kbps, are typically 100 Kbps to 120 Kbps during peak hours.

With the ProPlus plan, connect to the Internet with maximum download speeds of up to 1.6 Mbps, with typical speeds about 800 Kbps to 1.0 Mbps during peak times. Upload speeds, which are capable of reaching 250 Kbps, are typically 130 Kbps to 150 Kbps during peak hours.

With the Elite plan, connect to the Internet with maximum download speeds of up to 2.0 Mbps, with typical speeds about 1.0 Mbps to 1.2 Mbps during peak times. Upload speeds, which are capable of reaching 300 Kbps, are typically 165 Kbps to 180 Kbps during peak hours.

With the ElitePlus plan, connect to the Internet with maximum download speeds of up to 3.0 Mbps, with typical speeds about 1.6 Mbps to 1.8 Mbps during peak times. Upload speeds, which are capable of reaching 300 Kbps, are typically 165 Kbps to 180 Kbps during peak hours.

With the ElitePremium plan, connect to the Internet with maximum download speeds of up to 5.0 Mbps, with typical speeds about 2.7 Mbps to 3.0 Mbps during peak times. Upload speeds, which are capable of reaching 300 Kbps, are typically 165 Kbps to 180 Kbps during peak hours.


Looks pretty good, especially if you are still using dial up! What are you waiting for? Get Hughes Net now.

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