HughesNet's Satellite Internet speeds are considerably faster than standard dial-up speeds. With these increased speeds, subscribers have the ability to download mp3's, documents, large files, enjoy an enhanced online broadband experience, and be more productive. The table below compares the estimated time of typical Internet downloads using HughesNet Service Plans versus a 28.8K and 56K dial-up connection.
|Service Plan||Estimate Download Time|
MP3 Audio File
|28K Dial-Up||2.3 min||4.6 min||18.5 min||115 min||7.5 hr|
|56K Dial-Up||1 min||2.8 min||9.9 min||61 min||3.6 hr|
|Home||4 sec||8 sec||32 sec||4 min||13.4 min|
|Pro||3.3 sec||6.7 sec||27 sec||2.8 min||11.1 min|
|ProPlus||2.5 sec||5 sec||20 sec||2 min||8.3 min|
|Elite||2 sec||4 sec||16 sec||1.7 min||6.7 min|
|ElitePlus||1.3 sec||2.7 sec||10.7 sec||1.1 min||4.4 min|
|ElitePremium||1 sec||1.9 sec||7.5 sec||0.7 min||3.1 min|
Satellite Internet connection speeds with our HughesNet HN9000 modem are much faster than dial-up. Browsing the internet and downloading files at these speeds make our HughesNet subcribers' online experience exceptionally rewarding. The table below highlights the HughesNet maximum download and upload speeds for each service plan
|Service Plan||HughesNet Speeds|
|Download in Kbps||Download in Mbps||Upload Speed|
|Home||1000 Kbps||1 Mbps||128 Kbps|
|Professional||1200 Kbps||1.2 Mbps||200 Kbps|
|ProPlus||1600 Kbps||1.6 Mbps||250 Kbps|
|Elite||2000 Kbps||2 Mbps||300 Kbps|
|Elite Plus||3000 Kbps||3 Mbps||300 Kbps|
|ElitePremium||5000 Kbps||5 Mbps||300 Kbps|
Dial-up Internet service comparison based on standard dial-up connection at 53 Kbps. HughesNet satellite Internet speeds are based on download speeds of up to 5.0 Mbps for HughesNet ElitePremium service, 3.0 Mbps for HughesNet ElitePlus service, 2.0 Mbps for HughesNet Elite service, 1.6 Mbps for HughesNet ProPlus service, 1.2 Mbps for HughesNet Pro service, and 1.0 Mbps for HughesNet Home service. Stated speeds not guaranteed. Click here for more information.
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Although the new HN9000 modem increases upload and download speeds for all residential and business service plans, high-speed Internet by satellite service is STILL NOT recommended for some sub-second time-sensitive types of Internet uses. The sub second delay "Latency" of any satellite Internet access affects connection speeds. While this sub-second delay is mostly unnoticeable in general web browsing (400-800 Milliseconds, or in other words 1/2 of a second), it may have a significant impact on time-sensitive applications.
When you connect to the Internet using HughesNet, the upload and download speeds you experience will vary based on a variety of factors including the configuration of your computer, the number of concurrent users, network or Internet congestion, the speed of the Websites you are accessing, and other factors. Stated speeds and uninterrupted use of service are not guaranteed. During peak hours, actual upload and download speeds will likely be lower than speeds indicated.
We do not recommend the following applications for use over HughesNet:
In addition, connecting to a Virtual Private Network (VPN) with the HughesNet service is not recommended, despite the faster speeds available with the HN9000 modem. If you choose to run VPN over satellite internet, your data speeds may be reduced as much as 50% to 75% while the VPN session is active. Once the VPN session is terminated, the subscriber’s typical connection speed resumes. HughesNet Technical Support does not provide configuring or troubleshooting support for subscriber’s issues associated with VPN connections.
Latency refers to the amount of time it takes a packet of data to travel across a network. With satellite internet service, that data must travel up to the satellite and back (about 45,000 miles). This round trip adds about a half a second delay to the total time your computer takes to communicate with a Website or host server.
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