If you live in a rural area, your options for internet service can be limited. Fortunately, HughesNet internet service is an option. HughesNet is available in all 50 states, and it is a satellite TV company. Over 30 percent of Americans in rural areas don’t have access to high-speed internet, and many use the old dial-up version. Dial-up service isn’t fast, and you need a phone line to use the internet.
Many people have given up their landlines and replaced them with cell phones. HughesNet is better than dial-up because you won’t need a landline. If you still use a landline, you won’t be able to use the phone when someone is using the internet. HughesNet is a satellite service; therefore, it doesn’t rely on a landline. There are other benefits of HughesNet, including:
Faster internet speeds
You can keep using your internet if you go over the data limit at a reduced cost until the next monthly cycle begins.
Video data saver
Who Installs HughesNet?
HughesNet installation isn’t a DIY job, and a HughesNet tech must install the service. The first thing they will do is find the best place for the outdoor dish, and it must be facing south and must be at least four feet off the ground. They also need to install a grounding block to ensure the system is grounded according to NEC requirements. The tech will continue with the satellite internet installation service when the dish is mounted.
Next, they will run a cable into your home that attaches to the modem. When everything is hooked up, the tech will connect two devices, such as a desktop, laptop, tablet, or Smartphone. You can have additional devices connected for an additional cost. If you have any non-standard installation fees, you can’t pay the tech. The non-standard installation fees include:
The tech had to spend additional time at your home to meet your requirements.
The tech needs to purchase special materials and cosmetic hardware to hide the wires or molding.
The tech has to repair, remove or build structures to support or hide the system.
When the HughesNet installation is complete, you can start watching TV.
How Long Does HughesNet Installation Take?
When you call to order HughesNet, they will do their best to get a tech to your home as quickly as possible. In most cases, a tech can get to your home within two days to begin the installation process. You will need someone 18 or older to be home during the installation, which typically takes two to four hours. If any unexpected issues arise during the satellite TV installation, it can take more than four hours to install the equipment. For example, if you don’t have a strong signal in every room, you can purchase a Hughes Wi-Fi Booster from the tech that will provide stronger signals.
When the installation is complete, you can activate your service.
HughesNet is an excellent option if you can’t get internet service in your area. Plenty of packages are available, allowing you to choose the package that best meets your needs and budget.