You can't use your own modems with satellite internet, so HughesNet and Viasat require customers to use their proprietary modems. Both HughesNet and Viasat have modem and router combos, but if you have a large home, you might want to upgrade your router—or add a Wi-Fi extender.
HughesNet, Viasat, and Starlink modems all have similar specs, but HughesNet uses the HT2000W satellite modem, while Viasat doesn’t list the exact model number you’ll get (it’s just called the “Viasat WiFi Modem”).
Like the HughesNet modem, the Starlink modem has only one port. You can rent the Viasat modem for only $5 per month, while the HughesNet modem is $14.99 per month. The Starlink modem can’t be rented—instead you need to buy it for $599 when you sign up.