Wayne County satellite internet FAQ
What’s the fastest satellite internet in Wayne County, Michigan?
The fastest satellite internet in Wayne County is Viasat—which goes up to 100 Mbps in some cities in Wayne County. HughesNet offers satellite speeds up to 25 Mbps, which can still support video chat apps like Zoom or the occasional YouTube binge.
Which is the best satellite internet provider?
We think the best satellite internet provider is Viasat If you’re looking for the fastest speeds and least restrictive data packages, Viasat usually beats HughesNet, although this isn’t the case in every area.
Although it has slower speeds, HughesNet is cheaper overall—as long as you don’t run over your data allotment and buy extra data tokens at $10 each every month. And, if you run a business or work from home, HughesNet for Business plans are attractively priced and offer good security features.
How much does satellite internet cost in Michigan?
Satellite internet costs $40 to $200 per month in Michigan, depending on your plan and how much speed and data you need. If you use lots of data at your house, we recommend you use Viasat’s tips on how to use less data. You can also increase your data allotment each month by buying data tokens with HughesNet, but this can get expensive.
Overall, we recommend getting satellite TV or a TV antenna for entertainment and using your satellite internet connection primarily for browsing, working, research, video calls, and social media.
Is satellite internet a good option?
Satellite internet from Viasat and HughesNet is the best option for millions of Americans who live in areas that are underserved by cable, DSL, and fiber infrastructure. Satellite internet is designed to reach every part of the city—even the neighborhoods where cable and fiber aren’t available yet.
Satellite data is metered—so unlike your friend’s AT&T internet connection, you’ll be watching how much data you use so it doesn’t get slowed down at the end of the month. Satellite internet can also be more expensive than other types of broadband, although households who can minimize their data usage and stay on a low priced plan may not spend any more than if they lived in the city and had cable internet.
Can I watch Netflix with satellite internet?
Yes, you can watch Netflix with satellite internet. Netflix recommends a 3 Mbps download speed—and the required speed is only 0.5 Mbps. So, just about any satellite internet plan you can find will deliver ample speed—as long as you steer clear of Ultra HD (which requires download speeds of 25 Mbps). The only concern with Netflix is that it will use data, so be careful you don’t go streaming through all your monthly data allotment in a few days of steady bingeing. For more information on watching Netflix with satellite internet, check out our Streaming with Satellite Internet Guide.