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HughesNet Gen4: Ushering In a New Era of Satellite Internet

HughesNet Gen4: Ushering In a New Era of Satellite Internet Hughes invented satellite Internet, and since its inception has been working to improve it. HughesNet Gen4 is the latest effort to give families and residents throughout the country fast satellite Internet service.

What is HughesNet Gen4?

HughesNet Gen4 is the fourth generation high-speed satellite Internet service from Hughes.


What does HughesNet Gen4 do?

HughesNet Gen4 is designed to help you get the most out of your Internet experience. By using a combination of high-capacity satellites, customer support and expert engineering, HughesNet Gen4 can offer superior service.


How is HughesNet Gen4 different?

Hughes has always been dedicated to providing an Internet service in areas where options are minimal. But how is HughesNet Gen4 different? It offers bigger, faster, stronger Internet. Wherever you choose to make your home, you can send emails to your family faster, update your blog more easily, listen to music more clearly and share pictures more quickly.

With HughesNet Gen4, HughesNet makes it possible for you to explore the Internet on your own time, in your own home, wherever you live. about



Powerful Internet starts with powerful technology: EchoStar XVII

The new HughesNet Gen4 service is available thanks in part to the new HughesNet satellite, EchoStar XVII.

What is EchoStar XVII?

EchoStar XVII is the new HughesNet satellite, and is one of the highest-capacity satellites ever built.

What does the new satellite do?

EchoStar XVII makes it possible to access the greatest download capacity of any satellite Internet provider.

How is EchoStar XVII different?

As a high-capacity satellite, EchoStar XVII can support high-bandwidth applications. With a multi-spot beam and bent pipe Ka-band architecture, the EchoStar XVII is capable of delivering the highest-quality satellite Internet.

EchoStar XVII joins the existing Hughes satellite network, and will lead the way toward a brighter satellite Internet future.



HughesNet Beats the Competition

  • Availability: Wherever you are in the lower 48 states, HughesNet can provide you with faster download speeds and upload speeds than dial-up or DSL. If you have a clear view of the sky, you can have some of the best satellite internet in the world on the consumer market today.
  • Convenience: DSL and dial-up send information over your land line phone connection, which means that they will tie up your phone. Even if you get a dedicated line for your DSL connection, you could still deal with interference over the line that could disconnect other devices or cause static over the line. With HughesNet satellite services, you won't have to worry about that.
  • Speed: With speeds of up to 12 Mbps download, HughesNet is almost 100x faster than dial-up. That's fast enough to download your favorite family photos, send your latest music demo to a friend, or just play online games without the sort of stuttering lag that could lose the game. HughesNet gives you the edge.
  • Compatibility: Whether you have a Windows machine, or a Macintosh, HughesNet can work with your computer. You can even connect HughesNet with your video game console, mobile wi-fi device, and more, giving your entire household the option of connecting to the internet on an increasing range of online devices.
  • Service: HughesNet is a long time company with a solid reputation in customer service, professional installation, and some of the best trained technicians in the industry. A network just wouldn't be the same without great people making sure that it's operating smoothly every day, which is why HughesNet hires some of the best and brightest customer service representatives, technicians, and engineers from around the world to deliver a higher standard of service to its customers.

Find out for yourself by calling our customer service team, and setting up your own installation today!