HughesNet® FAQ

How fast is satellite Internet?

Cable and fiber are faster than satellite Internet right now because they are more common technologies and have been in use longer. The copper wires that transmit cable Internet are sometimes the same ones used to transmit analog phone signals! Satellite Internet speeds are improving as the race to provide Internet to every household heats up. This is because satellite is the most reliable way to receive a signal, especially in areas that don’t get cable or fiber. HughesNet has been working on improving satellite communications since the first satellites were ever launched, and today’s satellite Internet provides broadband speeds comparable to cable and faster than dial-up.

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