DISH TV and Internet Options

Best bundle for Viasat customers
Dish
DISH America's Top 120 + Viasat Unlimited Gold 50
Price
$164.98/mo.*†
Internet speed
Up to 50 Mbps
Channels
190+
Best bundle for Frontier customers
Dish
DISH America's Top 120 + Frontier Internet
Price
$114.98/mo.*
Internet speed
6–115 Mbps
Channels
190+
Data as of 11/4/21. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. *For 24. months. Everyday price $67.99/mo. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers. †$150/mo after 3 months. ‡For 24 months with 2-year agreement. Equipment fees, Internet Infrastructure Surcharge, taxes, early term. & other fees apply. Services subject to all applicable Frontier terms and conditions. Subject to availability.

Kristin Cooke
Researcher & Writer
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December 02, 2021

Up until 2017, DISH Network offered a satellite internet service called dishNET. Although dishNET isn’t around anymore, you can still get internet with DISH TV through DISH’s internet partners: Viasat and Frontier. If you don't want to bundle with Viasat or Frontier, there are many other internet plans that also pair well with DISH TV.

Keep reading for the best internet providers to pair with DISH TV, plus some our favorite DISH bundles.

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Switch to DISH, Get $150

Tired of high-priced DIRECTV packages? You can switch from DIRECTV to DISH and get a $150 reward card. Offer ends 12/31/21.*

*With 24-mo agreement. Redemption req’d. Subj. to change and may be discontinued at any time. Excludes DIRECTV STREAM orders.

Best internet to bundle with DISH

Provider
Price
Download speeds
Data cap
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Viasat$49.99–$199.99/mo.*Up to 12–100 Mbps12–300 GB/mo.
Centurylink$50.00–$65.00/mo.Up to 100–940 MbpsUnlimited
Verizon$40.00–$60.00/mo.25–50 MbpsUnlimited
T Mobile$50.00/mo.§35–115 MbpsUnlimited
Rise Broadband$35.00–$65.00/mo.Up to 50 Mbps250 GB and up
*Promotional price is for the first 3 months. Regular internet rate applies after 3 months. A one-time installation fee may apply. Equipment lease fee is $12.99/mo. Taxes apply. Minimum 24 month service term required. †Paperless billing or prepay required. Additional taxes, fees, and surcharges apply. Get the fastest internet speed available at your location (max speed is up to 100 Mbps). ‡Price is w/ Auto Pay + taxes & equip. §Regulatory fees included in monthly price for qualified accounts.

What kind of internet should I get with DISH TV?

DISH offers TV and internet bundles with Frontier and Viasat. But that doesn’t mean you have to go with one of these options if you want internet service with your DISH TV service—you probably have several other internet providers in your area and they might be a better choice. 

If you’re living in a rural area, a Viasat satellite internet and DISH satellite TV bundle may be your best choice. But if your area has other internet options, be sure to check them out.

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. For more information on selecting an internet package to go with your DISH TV plan, check out our guide to the best internet options for rural areas.

The future of DISH internet is 5G
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DISH is actively working on building 5G networks throughout the US, which could prove useful for many Americans who live in suburbs and small towns and have limited internet options. 5G mobile plans often offer unlimited data, allowing customers to use the service for both home internet and for mobile phone service.

DISH acquired Boost Mobile and signed vendor deals with 5G fiber vendors, DISH is poised to become the fourth major mobile phone carrier in the US. DISH announced plans to build 5G infrastructure and has committed to deliver broadband coverage to 70% of the US by mid-2023.

FAQ about DISH internet

Does DISH offer internet?

DISH doesn't offer its own internet, but it does offer TV and internet bundles with Frontier and Viasat.

Does DISH have satellite internet service?

No, DISH doesn’t have its own satellite internet service. Several years ago, DISH had a satellite internet service under the name dishNET but this was discontinued in 2017. DISH satellite dishes are exclusively for satellite TV service.

Kristin Cooke
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Kristin Cooke
After graduating with a degree in English from the University of Utah, Kristin learned to geek speak while working as a technical recruiter, interviewing software developers and tech companies. For over 20 years, she has created award-winning content for technology, health, and finance companies. Kristin is an advocate for affordable internet for all and writes about rural internet solutions, satellite internet news, and tech products at SatelliteInternet.com. Her work has been featured in New York Post, PCMag, Forbes, Business Insider, Telecompetitor, Space.com, and The Benton Institute for Broadband & Society.