The Internet is provided through a few different mediums. Some common ones include through telephone or cable lines, or through fiber optic lines. These start at a transmission center, and are linked to hubs, which then link to individual homes and businesses. HughesNet satellite Internet connects you directly to the transmission center, because it’s in space rather than on the ground. Using Ku-band radio waves, satellite Internet provides you with broadband Internet directly to your satellite by handling the communications between you and the Internet through space rather than wires or cables.