When it comes to internet service, everyone wants to have the fastest speed possible. Everyone also wants to have reliable service that doesn’t go down when they need it. It’s often the case that you have to choose between these two things, so which is more important to you? Before you answer, consider this: what if you could have both?
It’s not always the case that we can have both reliability and speed with the same provider, especially when it comes to satellite internet. That is, of course, unless you choose HughesNet installation. Here are some reasons why reliability and speed are both important, and how HughesNet installation can provide both of these desirable facets of satellite internet service.
Let’s start with dependability. Whatever we may use the internet for, it’s safe to say that we depend on it as an integral part of our daily lives. But no matter how fast your internet service may be, it’s no good if it isn’t working.
Sometimes this is just plain annoying, like when you’re in the middle of a really good episode of your favorite show on Netflix and the internet goes down. Sometimes it’s crucial, like if you’re working from home and, in the middle of an important business meeting over a video call, the internet goes down.
HughesNet has a better track record of dependability according to downdetector.com, which records outages of major internet service providers. It is also available in all 50 states in the U.S., as well as Puerto Rico.
Satellite internet has made great strides in the past five years, both in terms of reliability and connection speed. In rural areas, there may not be infrastructure in place to provide cable or fiberoptic internet service. These services are the fastest land-based internet connections, but satellite internet is still much faster than DSL service that runs over traditional phone lines.
HughesNet plans can be as affordable as cable internet in many cases, and its speed is often comparable as well. With download speeds advertised at 25Mbps and upload speeds of 3Mbps, there is plenty of bandwidth to play games, stream movies, take video calls or do just about anything else you would need to do online.
It’s also worth noting that HughesNet was rated by the Federal Communications Commission to have median speeds that were 150 percent or higher than their advertised speeds. While some companies try to stretch the truth in their advertising, HughesNet has gone beyond what it promised in terms of internet speed.
Speeds with HughesNet plans are all the same, with pricing tiers separated by data allowances rather than connection speeds. If you go over your data allowance for the month, you will still be able to connect to the internet, but the speed will be throttled until the next month’s allotment kicks in.
As you can see, both reliability and speed are important when it comes to satellite internet service. With HughesNet installation, you don’t have to choose between one or the other, because you get both. For more information about HughesNet, or to get started with HughesNet installation in your home, contact the expert technicians at JDS Systems today.