DISH no longer offers its own internet service, but instead partners with internet providers across the country to provide bundled internet service alongside DISH TV. Depending on where you live, you might be able to get internet access with Frontier, Windstream, Earthlink, CenturyLink, HughesNet, Viasat, or another internet service provider in your area. Pricing and service vary widely based on your location, but you can often get a discount with many DISH TV and internet bundles.
DISH used to offer satellite internet service under the name dishNET but discontinued this service. Rather than investing in satellite internet, DISH has been working on a 5G network for the last few years, which the company plans to build across the country. Plans for the DISH 5G service suggest that the DISH 5G network launch could happen as soon as 2023. If you’re living in a rural area, you can get a DISH satellite TV and internet bundle through several of DISH’s internet partners, including Viasat, Frontier, and CenturyLink. Bundle packages begin at $90 per month.
But satellite internet might not be your best option—depending on where you live, you might also have cable, DSL, fixed-wireless, or fiber internet service in your area that you can bundle with DISH TV. Most of these types of internet offer more data each month at a better price than satellite internet. Some areas can also get 4G LTE home internet service from Verizon or T-Mobile, which can be more cost-effective than a satellite plan.
Some bundles give you a discount while others are bundled for convenience. You can find out which bundles are available in your area by entering your zip code on the DISH website or by calling 1-877-725-0367.