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HughesNet Gen5

HughesNet Gen5

Hughes Successfully Launches High-throughput Satellite

Setting the stage for the next generation of HughesNet Gen5 satellite Internet service


EchoStar XIX, the world’s highest-capacity broadband satellite, will power HughesNet® Gen5, the next generation of the nation’s #1 high-speed satellite Internet service. HughesNet Gen5 will deliver more speed, more data and more advanced features for consumers and small businesses with limited Internet access options.

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EchoStar XIX launched on December 18, 2016 from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Check out the coverage!
Hughes invented satellite Internet and has over 40 years in the satellite business.
Hughes is a global leader in satellite broadband, with more than 5 million satellite systems installed in over 100 countries.
HughesNet Gen5 is based on the experience and expertise of bringing high-speed satellite Internet service to more than 1 million American consumers and small businesses for 15+ years.
HughesNet was recently ranked first in delivering advertised speeds in the Federal Communication Commission’s 2016 “Measuring Broadband in America” report for the second year in a row.

The new HughesNet re-imagines the satellite Internet experience to deliver a breakthrough service that gives you more of everything you want. HughesNet Gen5 will provide more speed, more data and advanced features that enable you to do more of what you love online.

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I would love to upgrade. When will that be possible?


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I heard that the Gen5 service starts on or after March 16th - just a couple of days away!

Associate Professor

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I assume installs wont happen till a bit later... It's probable they will start accepting orders for the new system around that time though.

Associate Professor
Assistant Professor

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@C0RR0SIVE wrote:

Welp, I stand corrected, you can order Gen5 plans NOW!

25Mbps on all plans, 10, 20, 30, and 50GB

At this point in time not sure what it has to offer me since I have the Ultra plan now. The increased speed isn't that big of a deal especially since I get 20+ Mbps download quite often now and don't care much about upload.


Has been VERY slow at night but hoping it will get better once folks start moving over to the new bird.

Advanced Tutor

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First this is not a comlpaint, just feedback.

I tried to enter my address, I was told address not valid.


Question: Where can I find the price for the new plans?

Assistant Professor

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Reggie, did you try just the zip code?


Never mind, it doesn't like just the zip.

Advanced Tutor

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Maybe Amanda or Liz have a different link that works.

Assistant Professor

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Reggie, here are the plans and should be available wherever Gen 5 is, which is pretty much everywhere in the Continental US, even a chunk of Alaska.


Gen 5 Plans