Rural Internet Provider Options

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Getting Wireless Internet in Rural Areas


As a rural resident, you might think that your choices for good, fast internet are too limited. But the wireless internet options available through DISH Network offer fast speeds, great value, and full coverage even in rural or remote areas.

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Different Types Of Rural Internet Options

Depending on the location of your home, you might have multiple rural internet options available to you or just one. Because each internet service uses a different type of technology, the strength, speed, and package offerings can vary greatly. Below we’ll explore the options that might be available to you!

Satellite Internet

A mainstay option for rural communities for a long time, satellite networks have a very wide coverage range and continue to get faster as technology improves over time.

Wireless Broadband

Using data available from cellular towers from wireless providers, this has an ever-expanding coverage range and boasts better speed and responsiveness than other rural options.

WISP

Using towers to broadcast an internet signal out to receivers installed at homes or business, wireless internet service providers – or WISPs – provide fast hotspots to connect to.

DSL

An internet connection via DSL uses existing phone lines in a more streamlined way than dial-up, providing variable speeds at very affordable rates, despite mixed availability.

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Getting Fast Internet in Rural Areas

Having your home or business always online has become more of an essential utility, with everything from work and paying bills to entertainment and staying in touch with loved ones often hinging on having good internet access. But for those who live remotely or in rural areas, options for fast and reliable internet are much more limited.

Rural residents have long needed to settle for choosing between slower or outdated internet service, but advancing technologies and expanding operations have provided those living out in the country with better options for keeping their families or businesses online with speeds comparable to those living in bigger cities.

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Picking the Right Rural Internet for You

Are you looking for near-guaranteed network coverage and good speeds but with slower responsiveness? If so then a satellite plan from Hughesnet would serve you great, but it wouldn’t be ideal for tasks like online gaming or heavy video streaming.

If you’re after a faster and snappier connection, the ability to travel with your hotspot but with less reliable coverage, then a wireless plan from Always ON would suit you better. Both are convenient and budget-friendly ways to connect your rural home or office, with their own strengths for different users.

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Satellite vs Wireless Internet for Rural Users

Getting good internet in a remote area with options like satellite (through providers like HughesNet) and wireless (from 4G LTE providers such as Always ON) can bring its own benefits and disadvantages. Satellite internet – while varying in speed and limited in responsiveness – has far-reaching coverage even for the most remote users, and is less affected by natural occurrences like weather or storms disrupting coverage.

Wireless internet isn’t as universally available across the nation as satellite, but its snappier connection, faster speeds and use of cell towers make it a more flexible option for users within its coverage map.

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Satellite Internet for Remote Residents

For those living far outside of more populated urban areas, satellite internet has been an option for decades. Satellites cover a very wide area which make it promising for rural residents, but the slower speeds and more sluggish response time due to slower ping rates have made it a more compromised option.

But with companies like Hughesnet continually improving their technology and working toward advancements that not only cut down on response time and boost speeds but also make it more affordable for new subscribers, a satellite internet connection for remote areas is now a much more enticing options for those seeking fast and affordable internet.

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Hughesnet Internet Plans

Say hello to the new Hughesnet! Now with faster speeds of up to 100 Mbps, unlimited data on all plans, reduced latency for a more responsive internet experience, and best yet, it's available where you live, even beyond the reach of cable and fiber.

SELECT

Satellite Home Internet

Up to 50 Mbps

Download Speed

$74.99/mo.*

The Select plan is perfect for small households that want to browse and shop online, connect on social media, and stream music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts.

Service Plan Includes:

  • 100 GB of priority data, unlimited standard data
  • Free professional standard installation & 2-Year Price Lock Guarantee
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with the option to add a whole-home Mesh system

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ELITE

Satellite Home Internet

Up to 100 Mbps

Download Speed

$89.99/mo.*

The Elite plan is perfect for active households that want to stream music and podcasts, watch HD video, video conference, and play RPG and strategy games online.

Service Plan Includes:

  • 200 GB of priority data, unlimited standard data
  • Free professional standard installation & 2-Year Price Lock Guarantee
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with the option to add a whole-home Mesh system

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FUSION

Satellite + Wireless Internet

Up to 100 Mbps

Download Speed

$109.99/mo.*

The Fusion plan combines satellite and wireless internet to give your family a responsive, low-latency ultimate experience. Play multi-player and real-time games.

Service Plan Includes:

  • 200 GB of priority data, unlimited standard data
  • Free professional standard installation & 2-Year Price Lock Guarantee
  • Built-in Wi-Fi with the option to add a whole-home Mesh system

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Monthly Fee reflects the applied $5 savings for ACH enrollment. Enroll before the 2nd billing cycle for continued savings. Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Actual speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Video streaming services with minimum speed requirements may not operate properly. During high-traffic periods, you may experience reduced speeds.

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Wireless Network for Fast Mobile Internet

Another viable and continually-improving network option for those living remotely is a wireless internet connection delivered through a cellular data connection like 4G LTE. This option relies on cell towers which are received by routers and hotspots wherever you are to deliver internet that’s more limited in scope than satellite but with faster speeds and much better response time.

Despite not being as far-reaching as satellite, cell networks are always expanding. Plus, the nature of a wireless data connection means that, not only can you set up your home or office with fast internet, but you can have a mobile hotspot with a provider like Always ON to carry your high-speed network with you even when you’re traveling!

Using DSL for Rural Internet

Available widely like satellite but functioning very differently, DSL utilizes your phone lines to deliver broadband speed to your home without interrupting your landline the way that dial-up would. Far faster than dial-up and sometimes even faster than satellite, DSL is a way for remote residents to get internet without major equipment installation or restrictive data caps.

Despite DSL’s accessibility and ease of installation for those living without many other network options, speeds do fall short compared to other popular internet options like Wireless. And while DSL is available widely, it still doesn’t match how extensive the coverage from satellite internet can be. But if you’re living in a remote area with very few internet options, DSL might be a major one to consider for basic use like checking email or browsing the web.

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Getting Internet Where You Are from WISPs

A WISP – or Wireless Internet Service Provider – uses access points to deliver wireless internet to remote or underserved areas. High-speed and quite reliable, a WISP gets its internet often from fiber optic lines and broadcasts a signal from that access point to multiple fixed locations to give good speed and connectivity to areas that may not have other high-speed options.

While WISPs can be great for supplying high-speed internet access to rural areas, it comes with its own set of issues as well. Local factors like inclement weather and environmental obstacles like trees or power lines can affect connectivity, and speed can vary depending on your area and the WISP you’re signed up with.

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Rural Internet FAQs

Q.

What type of internet is best for my area?

A.

Depending on what network infrastructure is established where you’re located, it can vary between satellite internet, cellular broadband, wireless or other, more outdated options like dial-up.

Speed and responsiveness can be better with a wireless network like Always ON, but a satellite internet connection from a provider like Hughesnet will most likely reach where you are if other networks don’t, plus the advancements being made to Hughesnet’s service are making it more and more competitive with non-satellite networks all the time.

Q.

How do I get internet in a rural/remote area?

A.

Networks built on wireless broadband networks like Always ON depend on cell towers being located in your area, but satellite networks like Hughesnet (which cover nearly all of the continental U.S.) only require clear and unobstructed skies from wherever you’re located.

For more information or to sign up with a provider like Always ON or Hughesnet, contact us today!

Q.

How can I get faster rural internet?

A.

The options available to rural residents for fast internet are better and more varied than they have been in the past thanks to new infrastructures, advancements in networking via satellites and new providers offering good service at great value.

While getting online with a satellite provider like Hughesnet is a faster and better experience now compared to years past thanks to leaps forward in satellite networking technology, a connection with a wireless provider like Always ON will generally offer faster speeds and a more responsive experience with much faster ping rates.