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Satellite Internet Comparison: HughesNet vs. Exede

Trying to decide between HughesNet and Exede? Here’s a handy side-by-side comparison to help you in your decision!

HughesNet Satellite Internet

Exede Satellite Internet

Price $49.99-$99.99* per month $49.99-$99.99** per month
Download Speed 25 Mbps with every plan† Up to 12 Mbps
Upload Speed 3 Mbps 3 Mbps
Data Allowance 10-50 GB 12-30 GB
Bonus Data 50 GB/month of FREE data to use during off-peak hours (2am – 8am) Get five hours of unmetered internet use each day during specified hours
Anytime Data No hard data limits†† – Connect at reduced speeds until your next billing cycle If you use up your Priority Data, you can continue using the internet at slower speeds
24/7 Support Included Included
Contract Length 24 months 24 months, or get a 3-year price lock by signing a 36-month contract

*For the first 12 months
*For the first 3 months
†The HughesNet Gen5 service plans are designed to deliver download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps, but individual customers may experience different speeds at different times of the day. Speeds and uninterrupted use are not guaranteed and may vary based on a variety of factors including: the configuration of your computer, the number of concurrent
users, network or Internet congestion, the capabilities and content of the websites you are accessing, network management practices as deemed necessary, and other factors. When you connect to the HughesNet service using Wi-Fi, your experience will vary based on your proximity to the Wi-Fi source and the strength of the signal.
††If you exceed your monthly plan data, you will experience reduced data speeds until that start of your next billing period. Reduced speeds may be as low as or lower than 1 Mbps and may cause Web sites to load more slowly or affect the performance of certain activities, such as video streaming or large downloads/uploads. Visit legal.HughesNet.com for network management details.