When you start up with Hughesnet, you have the choice of leasing your equipment (modem, wifi router, and antenna) for a monthly fee on top of your bill. Alternatively, you can purchase the equipment for $299.99 for Satellite-only or $449.99 for Fusion. It’s a hefty sum including a $199.99 installation fee so we recommend leasing, but if you feel like you’ll be a Hughesnet user for the long haul, then you may save money.
Hughesnet fees are broken down primarily into equipment fees and early termination fees. Hughesnet moving fees are their own beast, but you don’t have a fee specifically for moving your service, just for activating your service in a new area. Check out our Transfer Hughesnet internet service guide for more details.
Hughesnet’s early termination fee (ETF) works like most other internet service providers across the industry. If you cancel before your installation, you’ll be refunded the whole amount paid so far.
If you cancel after installation and within the first 90 days of service, it’ll cost the full $400 to get out of your contract. If you cancel after the first 90 days, your early termination fee will cost $15 less for each month of service continued thereafter. Equipment needs to be returned in good condition within 45 days of cancellation to avoid additional fees.
You can also purchase Hughesnet data tokens for the prices above if you want more priority data in any given pay period.
For more on what fees to expect when signing up for Hughesnet, check out our Hughesnet installation page.