HughesNet Internet speeds and plans
|Fusion 100 GB||25 Mbps||$99.99/mo.†|
|Fusion 200 GB||50 Mbps||$174.99/mo.†|
|Satellite-only 15 GB Data Plan||15 Mbps||$49.99/mo.|
|Satellite-only 50 GB Data Plan||25 Mbps||$74.99/mo.*|
|Satellite-only 100 GB Data Plan||25 Mbps||$89.99/mo.*|
|Satellite-only 200 GB Data Plan||25 Mbps||$149.99/mo.*|
Data as of 07/10/2023 Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Pricing not available in all areas.
†Pricing for the first 6 months.
HughesNet average internet speed test results:
Average download speed: 19.92 Mbps
Average upload speed: 1.63 Mbps
Total speed tests: 1,357
Why is my HughesNet internet speed slower than advertised?
Like most internet providers, HughesNet advertises the maximum speed the internet connection is capable of, but not necessarily the speeds you should expect to receive consistently. Satellite internet connections like HughesNet run into a lot of issues that wired connections don’t have to worry about. Satellite internet can be impacted by weather, physical obstructions, high bandwidth usage by others in your area, and other factors. If you suddenly notice your internet speed is lower than usual, check the dish to make sure that it isn’t damaged or obstructed.
How do HughesNet advertised internet speeds compare to competitors?
|50–500 Mbps||$110.00–$500.00/mo.‡||View Plans|
Data as of 04/12/2023. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
*Pricing for the first 6 months. Service plans require a 24-month commitment. Pricing not available in all areas.
†Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $12.99/mo. Taxes apply. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.
‡Plus hardware, shipping & handling fees, and tax. Fully refundable. Depending on location, some orders may take 6 months or more to fulfill.
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What is a good internet speed?
|Internet speed||How fast is this?||What you can do|
|0–5 Mbps||Very slow||Send emails, search on Google, stream video in SD on one device|
|5–40 Mbps||Slow to moderate||Stream video in HD on three or four devices, play online games|
|40–100 Mbps||Moderate to fast||Stream easily on multiple devices in HD or 4K, download big files quickly, run several smart devices|
|100–500 Mbps||Very fast||Stream in 4K on more than five devices simultaneously, download massive files quickly, host a livestream|
|500–1,000+ Mbps||Extremely fast||Stream in 4K on 10+ devices, run 10+ smart-home devices at a time, do basically anything on lots of devices|
|1,200–5,000 Mbps||Faster than you need||Operate a bitcoin-mining farm with two dozen computers, watch Frozen in 4K on 100 devices at the same time|
About our HughesNet internet speed test
The HughesNet internet speed measures three things:
Download speed: The speed at which your device pulls data from the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.
Upload speed: The speed at which your device sends data to the internet. Usually measured in Mbps or Gbps.
Latency (Ping): The time (measured in milliseconds) it takes for a signal to travel from your device to an internet server and back. Lower latency means your connection has a better response time for activities like gaming and livestreams.
How does the HughesNet internet speed test work?
Speed tests connect to a nearby server and send test data over this connection. By looking at how long it takes for different files to travel over your connection, the test can analyze it. The idea is to measure the speed of your home’s internet connection, but if you’re connecting to the test over your Wi-Fi network, the test will be measuring the data traveling across both your home connection and through your router and home Wi-Fi, which can give a different result. It’s a good idea to physically plug your device into your router before running a speed test to get the best results.