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With HughesNet Gen5, you can do everything you want to do online, and more.


  • Faster surfing, faster downloads, instant email access

  • Share pictures, video, music and more

  • Learn with fast access to online education

  • Shop more at all your favorite online stores

  • Connect with family and friends through social media

With HughesNet Gen5 satellite Internet, surfing, shopping, banking 
staying in touch … everything you do online … just got easier – and better.


How does satellite Internet work?

With an advanced network of high-capacity satellites and built-in SmartTechnologies™, HughesNet® delivers a secure, reliable high-speed connection that’s always on—so you can enjoy more of what you love to do online.

Step 1

A request for a Web page is sent from your computer to a satellite about 22,000 miles out in space. At this altitude, the satellite’s period of rotation (24 hours) matches the earth’s, and the satellite always remains in the same spot over the earth (geosynchronous orbit). Because Internet via satellite is so technologically advanced, this distance hardly makes a difference, even with rural Internet connections.

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 Step 2

The satellite contacts the Hughes Network Operations Center (NOC) which locates the specific Website you have requested.

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 Step 3

The Website beams the information back 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 similar to the delay you may have experienced when using a cell phone. In most cases, latency isn’t apparent while surfing online. Once the technology is set up in your home, connecting to the Internet via satellite is simple.

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