Hughesnet Can Provide a Variety of Additional Services

By: Julia Hall

When you're shopping around for high speed Internet access, you'll probably find that very few Internet service providers offer a one size fits all service. Broadband Internet access over cable is only useful if you happen to be hooked up to a cable network. DSL service isn't available everywhere and, in the places it is available, it varies radically in price and speed. Wireless access can be a beautiful thing, but like broadband cable, is very geographically limited. Dial up isn't even an option for anyone shopping around for high speed Internet access. Besides being slow, dial up tends to be unreliable and ties up your phone line.

Fortunately there is an alternative to all of these other options for high speed Internet service: satellite Internet service from HughesNet. With HughesNet, it doesn't matter where you live, or even if you have a land based phone line. All you need to get blisteringly fast Internet access is a clear view to the southern sky, your computer, and a source of electricity.

HughesNet high speed Internet service has several service plans that can provide you with connection speeds of up to one and a half megabytes per second for downloads and two hundred kilobytes per second for uploads. With connection speeds like that you'll be able to download digital photos, audio, and video with ease. You'll also be able to send your own multimedia content to friends anywhere via email, or post large videos and pictures on your website to share with everyone on the web.

In addition to high speed Internet access, HughesNet also offers a number of features that will help to protect you and your family from the hazards of the Internet while making your online experience as enjoyable as possible. For example, all service plans come with five email accounts - all of which include virus and Spam filtering. You'll also get 24/7 Technical Support to help keep you online and productive.

HughesNet can also provide a variety of additional services that can be added onto your plan for even more safety, enjoyment, and productivity. For instance, for a small monthly fee, you can get a Service Assurance option which will make recovering from a technical problem such as a power surge quick, easy, and affordable. A Security Suite software package is also available for a small monthly fee and will provide you with some of the most advanced protection available in the form of a firewall, anti-spy software, malware protection, pornography filtering and more. HughesNet can also host your website, provide you with blogging software, and allow you to log onto the Internet using dial up when you travel. All of these features add a tremendous amount of value and flexibility to your HughesNet account.

While all of these features obviously sound attractive, you may be wondering what exactly satellite Internet access is and how it works. Satellite Internet service is a lot like satellite TV service in the sense that with both, data is transmitted from the surface of the Earth up to satellites in geosynchronous orbit above the equator. The satellites then send the signal back down to the surface where it can be picked up by satellite dishes. Satellite based Internet service differs from satellite TV because the signals can be sent both ways. In other words, whenever you click on a link on a web page, send an e-mail, or upload a photo with HughesNet, a signal is being sent from your satellite dish, up to the satellite and then back down to HughesNet's Internet servers.

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