High-speed internet providers for rural areas
There are several internet options available in small towns, suburbs, and rural areas. DISH partners with a few of these high-speed internet providers, while others can be harder to find. If they’re available in your area, any of these could be a good choice for your home.
Internet options to pair with DISH TV
|Provider||Viasat||CenturyLink||Verizon LTE Home Internet||T-Mobile 4G LTE Home Internet||Rise Broadband|
|Download speeds||Up to 100 Mbps||Up to 100 Mbps||25–50 Mbps||25 Mbps||Up to 50 Mbps|
|Data cap||40–150 GB, then reduced speeds||1 TB||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Learn more||View plans||View plans||View plans||View plans||View plans|
Data as of 12/1/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. †Data may be slowed after 40, 60, or 100 GB, depending on your plan. *Viasat prices go up after the first three months to $50–$200/mo. Rate requires paperless billing and excludes taxes. Additional fees apply. Speeds may not be available in your area. **Price for Verizon home internet plan is $40/mo. with a mobile phone plan or $60/mo. without other Verizon services.
For more information on selecting an internet package to go with your DISH TV plan, check out our guide to the best options for rural internet.
DISH TV channels
Every DISH package is loaded with channels delivering the shows you love, including free premium channels for three months. Along with all those channels, DISH offers free standard installation and free HD. DISH TV packages vary in price from $59.99 to $94.99 per month—and you’ll get a two-year price guarantee when you sign up.
All offers require credit qualification, 24-month commitment with early termination fee and eAutoPay. Prices include Hopper Duo for qualifying customers. Hopper, Hopper w/Sling or Hopper 3 $5/mo. more. Upfront fees may apply based on credit qualification.
- Free standard installation
- Hopper 3 DVR
- HD FREE for Life
- Required 2-year contract
- Monthly equipment fees
- Price increase after second year
DISH TV + internet = a perfect match
Although many homes are moving to streaming services in urban and suburban neighborhoods, satellite TV services remain popular in small towns and rural areas. Why? Ultimately, satellite TV saves rural Americans money. DISH delivers endless entertainment without incurring hefty data overage charges, which is all too common if you try streaming Netflix on restricted data plans. DISH doesn’t use any internet data, which is a prime benefit for rural Americans who often have restricted data on internet service.
Together, high-speed internet service and DISH TV will keep your home buzzing with the entertainment, education, and news you crave on a daily basis.
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FAQ about DISH TV and internet
Does DISH offer internet service?
DISH TV does not offer internet service, but you can bundle it with internet from one of its partner companies. DISH used to offer its own satellite internet service called dishNET, but it no longer offers this service. You can get high-speed internet through one of DISH’s partner companies (including Viasat, Frontier, HughesNet, and others), or you can skip DISH bundles and get internet access from any provider in your area.
Can I get DISH cable and internet?
You can get DISH satellite TV service (which offers the same channels as cable TV but is actually broadcasted via satellite) bundled with high-speed internet plans from some of DISH’s partner companies. Depending on where you live, you could get DSL, fixed-wireless internet, cable, fiber, or satellite internet with your DISH satellite TV service. Your internet service will not come from DISH, but you can sign up for it through DISH.
If I have satellite internet service, can I use video streaming services instead of getting DISH satellite TV?
We recommend satellite TV service for people using satellite internet because of data caps There just aren’t any truly unlimited satellite internet plans that give you as much full-speed data as you’ll need to support consistent streaming. So, while it’s possible to stream Netflix or Hulu using satellite internet, it will use up a lot of data.
If you watch only a few hours each month, you’ll be fine. But if you watch a few hours a day, you’ll run into data overage fees (yikes!) or your data speeds will be slowed down to dial-up speeds for the rest of the month. You won’t have to worry about any of that if you watch TV through DISH.
As an alternative to DISH TV service, you can also check out Orby TV, a less-expensive satellite TV option. Or, you can use a TV antenna to get local channels for free, although of course you won’t have as much channel selection as you would with a paid satellite TV service.