HughesNet® Against Exede or Wildblue
Contrary to popular belief, not all satellite internet providers are the same. The industry varies differently from cable internet industry, where most of those companies are similar in service and quality. The technologies powering these services are vastly different.
HughesNet’s Gen4 is different than Exede and WildBlue, providing a more satisfying experience with faster and more reliable coverage. That due to a high-caliber satellite and reasonable data packages for client all over the globe. Yes, high speed satellite broadband internet can be a pricey investment in comparison to cable, but if you take a look at what sets HughesNet apart from other options, you’ll see it’s a fantastic option.
Comparing HughesNet® to Exede/WildBlue
|Company headquartered in||Germantown, MD||Carlsbad, CA (ViaSat)|
|Satellite subscribers in the U.S.||450,000+||300,000+|
|International satellite subscribers||1.45 million+||ZERO|
|# of satellites operational||13||2|
|Years as a satellite broadband provider||13+ years||3+ years|
|Years in existence as a business||30+ years||6+ years|
|Developer and creator of communication and satellite equipment||Yes||No|
|Owns & manages Network Operations Centers (NOC)||Yes||No|
|Performs installations all across the U.S.||Yes||No|
|Uses IPos, a highly secure and optimized communication standard that is optimized for satellite networks||Yes||No|
|Uses DOCSIS - a communication standard for land based cable networks within the satellite industry||No||Yes|
|Static IP Addressing option available||Yes||Yes|
|Minimum service commitment||24 months||24 months|
|30 day satisfaction guarantee||Yes||No|
|Standard Warranty||24 months parts; 180 days labor||24 months parts; 90 days labor|
|Daily Free Download Periods||2am to 7am~||12am to 5am|
More Industry Experience From Hughesnet
Comparing HughesNet to Exede, you’ll see that one feature really stands out: HughesNet has been in the satellite telecommunications business for over 30 years, while Exede has only been around since 2005. Experience is something that is a considerable advantage over Excede. Match that with a large customer base, more satellites and knowledge of what’s effective and what is, and you have is a company that is aware to customer needs and understands what customers want, especially in rural areas who want high speed broadband speeds but can’t get them because other providers aren’t capable of reaching their areas.
Worldwide Service From HughesNet
In Texas, a common quote is “Bigger is better”. In the satellite internet industry, the quote is very applicable. Exede operates two satellites that provides service to their worldwide customers. HughesNet and EchoStar come together and offer 13 satellites to provide coverage to their customers. Plus Gen4 uses the EchoStar XVII “Jupiter” satellite, with offers internet connections up to 15x faster than what we were able to achieve in the past. WildBlue can only provide in the United States. HughesNet has 150,000 installations in the United States, but offer almost 2 Million installations worldwide! Connectivity though HughesNet is available everywhere and anywhere you may need it.
More Bandwidth and Data
Between HughesNet Gen4, Exede, and WildBlue, HughesNet offer reasonable bandwidth and data plan. For example, what happens if you exceed your daily data limit with WildBlue? Your connection for the month will be throttled for the remainder of the month. But with HughesNet, your connection speeds are measured daily, meaning that if you go over the daily limit on Monday, your speed doesn’t get throttled on Tuesday.