DISH Network Internet Plans and Prices

DISH TV + Viasat
Viasat
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    Starting at $109.99/mo.*
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    Download speeds: 12–100 Mbps
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    Available nationwide
DISH TV + Frontier
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    Starting at $89.98/mo.*
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    Download speeds: up to 6–115 Mbps
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    Available in select areas

*For 24 months with a 2-year agreement and eAutoPay


Kristin Cooke
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Published on September 20, 2021

Up until 2017, DISH Network offered a satellite internet service called dishNET. Although dishNET isn’t around anymore, you can still get internet through DISH’s internet partners, including Viasat and Frontier.

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

Does DISH offer internet?

DISH no longer offers DISH Network internet service—instead it partners with internet providers like Viasat and Frontier to bundle internet service alongside DISH TV.

DISH used to offer satellite internet service under the name dishNET but discontinued this service in 2017. Rather than investing in satellite internet, DISH will launch a 5G network in beta before the end of 2021. It plans to extend its 5G reach to 70% of the US by mid-2023.

Who does DISH partner with for internet?

DISH partners with Frontier, Windstream, EarthLink, CenturyLink, Viasat, and other internet service providers. The DISH bundle you can get depends on what's available in your area. Bundle packages begin at $90 per month, but pricing and service vary widely based on your location.

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.

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.

Best internet to bundle with DISH

ProviderViasatCenturyLinkVerizon LTE Home InternetT-Mobile 4G LTE Home InternetRise Broadband
Price$30.00–$150.00/mo.*$50.00/mo.*$40.00–$60.00/mo.**$60.00/mo.$35.00–$65.00/mo.
Download speedsUp to 100 MbpsUp to 100 Mbps25–50 Mbps25 Mbps–100 MbpsUp to 50 Mbps
Data cap40–150 GB, then reduced speeds†UnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited250 GB–Unlimited
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Data as of 9/7/21. 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.

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.

DISH’s 5G infrastructure will rely primarily on fiber networks and cell phone towers, and it may prove useful to rural customers.

DISH TV and Frontier internet bundles

One of DISH’s internet bundle partners is Frontier, which offers several different internet plans. You can add Frontier internet to your DISH TV plan for as little as $27.99 per month. If you like streaming, we recommend stepping up to Frontier’s Preferred plan, which is four times faster than the basic plan for just $34.99 per month. 

If you’re relying on the internet for work or school, or you have several devices in your home, we recommend you go with Frontier’s Premium plan for racing speeds up to 115 Mbps. All of the Frontier plans offer unlimited data, which is a big advantage over satellite internet providers. 

DISH TV and Viasat internet bundles

You can also bundle DISH TV with Viasat satellite internet. Viasat is available almost everywhere in the US—all you need is a satellite dish on your roof and a clear view of the southern sky. So if you live in an area without many other internet options, Viasat satellite internet might be your best option. 

Viasat internet speeds range from 12 Mbps to 100 Mbps, depending on the package you select. Like other satellite internet companies, Viasat doesn’t give you unlimited data. Full-speed data is metered. After you hit your data threshold (12 GB to 150 GB per month), your speeds will slow down. But, if you live in a rural area with few options, Viasat can certainly keep you connected to the world around you.

One dish, two dish:
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If you get satellite TV and satellite internet, you’ll need two dishes from two separate companies. Make sure you have the space for this before you sign up.

Bundling DISH with internet in 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. 

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. 

Plan
Channels
Intro. Price
America's Top 120120$64.99/mo.*
America's Top 120+190+
(includes regional sports)
$79.99/mo.*
America's Top 200240+$89.99/mo.*
America's Top 250290+$99.99/mo.*

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. 

DISH TV pros and cons

Pros
Pro Bullet Free standard installation
Pro Bullet Hopper 3 DVR
Pro Bullet HD FREE for Life
Cons
Con Bullet Required 2-year contract
Con Bullet Monthly equipment fees
Con Bullet 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. 

Check out DISH TV and internet bundles

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, including Viasat and Frontier.  

Can I get DISH TV and internet?

You can get DISH satellite TV service (which offers the same channels as cable TV) bundled with high-speed internet plans from some of DISH’s partner companies. Your internet service will not come from DISH, but you can sign up for it through DISH.

If I have satellite internet, can I use streaming services instead of DISH?

While it's possible to stream using satellite internet, we don't recommend it. It will eat up your small data cap quickly if you watch more than a few hours a month. We recommend satellite TV service from DISH or DIRECTV for people using satellite internet.  

As an alternative to DISH TV service, you can use a TV antenna to get local channels for free, although you won’t have as much channel selection. 

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.