HughesNet Availability Map

HughesNet Availability Map. Click for interactive map

As a satellite provider, HughesNet offers service virtually anywhere with a view of the Southern sky, where satellite transmitting service is located. Although primarily covering the United States mainland, the HughesNet service area for Gen 5 includes Alaska and Puerto Rico, Brazil, India, and some parts of Europe.

HughesNet’s availability depends less on the ability of the signal to reach customers and more on the availability of clear space around a reception dish. Trees, buildings, mountainsides, and other physical objects between customers and the satellite can cause problems. Luckily, since HughesNet is primarily used by rural customers, there isn’t much of a problem with tall buildings blocking signals, which satellite TV providers have to deal with in urban areas.

HughesNet Plans and Pricing

Best Features: Things to Consider:
  • Standard plans and pricing nationwide
  • Free installation for leasing
  • No data caps
  • Limited download speed
  • Two-year contract required
  • Not ideal for gamers, large households, or those using VPNs

Since HughesNet offers the same speed (up to 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload), HughesNet plan pricing is a bit unusual. The difference between each plan is its soft data cap, which ranges from 15 to 100 GB.

Plan Download speed (up to) Starting price Contract Requirement Soft Data Cap
HughesNet satellite 25 Mbps $49.99 per month Two-year contract 15 to 100 GB

While HughesNet offers enough speed to browse the internet and stream in HD, heavy internet users, large families, and gaming and streaming fans may find the soft data caps quite restrictive. Fortunately, HughesNet offers two ways to use and get more data: bonus data and data tokens.

HughesNet’s “data tokens” extend the amount of data you can use in a given month. The prices of these tokens vary based on the amount you’re purchasing.

Data token amount Price
3 GB $9
5 GB $15
10 GB $30
25 GB $75

It can quickly get expensive if you purchase data tokens frequently. For now, it’s an option if you think you’ll exceed your allowance in a given month.

HughesNet also offers a “Bonus Zone” from 2:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., where data cap restrictions are lifted. During these hours, you can stream and download to your heart’s content without using your data allowance. That said, HughesNet does limit your access to 50 GB per month during these periods as well.

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HughesNet Internet Speeds

Most current satellite services fall short of wired alternatives in terms of both overall performance and reliability. In fact, HughesNet satellite internet plans reach download speeds only up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet from HughesNet has three key parts: the transmitter that sends data to space, the satellite that receives the data, and the dish in subscribers’ yards that picks up the signal.

The concern with this setup is high latency, or lag, which is the time it takes for data to travel between you, the provider, and the satellite. This lag can interfere with time-sensitive applications like gaming or two-way video. A latency of 700 to 800 milliseconds is average for satellite service, compared to 40 to 100 milliseconds with cable or DSL service.

HughesNet Availability by State

Alabama 4,779,736 25 mbps
Alaska 710,231 25 mbps
Arizona 6,392,017 25 mbps
Arkansas 2,915,918 25 mbps
California 37,253,956 25 mbps
Colorado 5,029,196 25 mbps
Connecticut 3,574,097 25 mbps
Delaware 897,934 25 mbps
District of Columbia 601,723 25 mbps
Florida 18,801,310 25 mbps
Georgia 9,687,653 25 mbps
Hawaii 1,360,301 25 mbps
Idaho 1,567,582 25 mbps
Illinois 12,830,632 25 mbps
Indiana 6,483,802 25 mbps
Iowa 3,046,355 25 mbps
Kansas 2,853,118 25 mbps
Kentucky 4,339,367 25 mbps
Louisiana 4,533,372 25 mbps
Maine 1,328,361 25 mbps
Maryland 5,773,552 25 mbps
Massachusetts 6,547,629 25 mbps
Michigan 9,883,640 25 mbps
Minnesota 5,303,925 25 mbps
Mississippi 2,967,297 25 mbps
Missouri 5,988,927 25 mbps
Montana 989,415 25 mbps
Nebraska 1,826,341 25 mbps
Nevada 2,700,551 25 mbps
New Hampshire 1,316,470 25 mbps
New Jersey 8,791,894 25 mbps
New Mexico 2,059,179 25 mbps
New York 19,378,102 25 mbps
North Carolina 9,535,483 25 mbps
North Dakota 672,591 25 mbps
Ohio 11,536,504 25 mbps
Oklahoma 3,751,351 25 mbps
Oregon 3,831,074 25 mbps
Pennsylvania 12,702,379 25 mbps
Puerto Rico 0 25 mbps
Rhode Island 1,052,567 25 mbps
South Carolina 4,625,364 25 mbps
South Dakota 814,180 25 mbps
Tennessee 6,346,105 25 mbps
Texas 25,145,561 25 mbps
Utah 2,763,885 25 mbps
Vermont 625,741 25 mbps
Virgin Islands 0 25 mbps
Virginia 8,001,024 25 mbps
Washington 6,724,540 25 mbps
West Virginia 1,852,994 25 mbps
Wisconsin 5,686,986 25 mbps
Wyoming 563,626 25 mbps

Frequently Asked Questions About HughesNet Internet

  • Is HughesNet available in my area?

    It most likely is. HughesNet provides service to your area since their satellite internet coverage includes [HughesNet_SatellitePercentageCoverage] of the United States. Enter your ZIP code at the top of the page to confirm HughesNet’s availability near you.

  • Does HughesNet have an unlimited plan?

    No. HughesNet offers plans by their soft data limit, from 15 GB for $49.99 per month to 100 GB for $99.99 per month. If you think you may exceed your data limit, you can purchase a data token to get you through the remainder of your service month.

  • How does HughesNet Voice work?

    HughesNet service uses an ATA (analog telephone adapter) to send VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) signals from your satellite dish to your home phone, and vice versa.

  • How fast is HughesNet internet?

    HughesNet uses satellite internet technology to deliver internet service to residents in hard-to-reach areas. HughesNet internet download speeds max out at 25 Mbps.

  • Does HughesNet require contracts?

    Yes, HughesNet requires a minimum two-year contract for internet service on all of its plans.

  • What are HughesNet data tokens?

    HughesNet comes with a 15 to 100 GB monthly data cap depending on the plan you purchase. If you need extra data each month, you can purchase a data token that will give you an incremental block of data.