Which satellite internet service is right for you?

We encourage you to give us a call to discuss your needs, but in the meantime, here is an overview of the satellite Internet platforms and services that we offer and some examples of the applications and types of customers that choose each solution for their needs! Once you select the best platform for your needs, we can move on to selecting a plan and going over your equipment needs!

HughesNet Gen5

This is HughesNet’s newest and fastest satellite internet services offering speeds of 25mbps down x 3mbps up!  Coverage areas include the Continental US as well as parts of Alaska, parts of Mexico and Canada, and all of Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands depending on the platform you choose (see below)!  HughesNet Gen5 services are available on a few different platforms that most people never even hear about actually!  Each platform offers equipment configurations, monthly service plans, along with different features, capabilities and support options to choose from!  Monthly service plans with HughesNet Gen5 is based on the average amount of data you will use on a monthly basis.  As you look over these plans, you will see how the data is divided up into daytime and anytime hours!  With any of the HughesNet Gen5 platforms below, even if you go over your monthly full-speed data, your service is only going to slow down to around 1.5mbps – 2mbps speeds until your monthly data refreshes or you also have the option of purchasing additional full-speed data or upgrading your monthly service plan!   You will never be cut off or billed for overages!

Keep in mind that there are many reasons why many of our residential and commercial customers ended up going with HughesNet Gen5 and signing up to our very own HughesNet Gen5 VAR Business Internet Platform that we sell, service and support ourselves!  We are very well known throughout this industry because we are one of just a few value-added resellers that even offer a self-installable, self-maintainable, portable solution to consumers!  We have happy customers on our platform because we do not over-sell and under-deliver and because we offer some of the best support in the industry!

FEATURED:  HughesNet Gen5 Satellite Internet – VAR Business Internet Platform by Montana Satellite / ISPSAT

This VAR (Value-added reseller) platform is very popular among RV’ers, and the oil, gas, mining, construction industries as well as with search and rescue organizations, mobile emergency response units and others due to its rapid deployment capabilities and fixed, mobile and portable equipment options!  This platform is popular among consumers and small businesses who wish to be able to self-install and/or maintain their own equipment without waiting around for a certified installer or technician to install them or get them back online!  This is the only platform on the market that allows for self-installation and portable use of the HughesNet Gen5 Equipment and Services!  This system is not sold or supported by HughesNet, it is only sold and supported by Montana Satellite!  We have a new website that talks about this HughesNet Gen5 VAR Business Internet system and only this system here:  https://ispsat.com

  • Coverage Areas: Continental U.S. and parts of Alaska!  Parts of Canada, Mexico as well as Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands  (more info)
  • Speeds: 25mbps down x 3mbps up
  • Monthly Service Plans:  $89.99 – $1100.00 per month  (complete list)
  • Equipment Costs (fixed): $599.95 – $1299.95  (shop now)
  • Equipment Costs (portable): $899.95 – $1499.95 (shop now)
  • Equipment Costs (mobile automatic): $26,000.00 – $36,000.00  (shop now)
  • Self-installable:  Yes
  • Portable:  Yes
  • Self-maintainable:  Yes
  • Standard Installation Cost:  Optional ($200 – $300 depending on the dealer / installer)
  • Suspension Option:  Up to 6 months per year at a cost of $20 per month under 24-month contract (extends contract)
  • VoIP Options:  Yes – $30 – $60 depending on the calling plan and commitment
  • Promotions:  Not Available!
  • Warranty:  2-Years
  • Support:  Provided by Montana Satellite / ISPSAT at (888) 608-2299!
  • Additional Data Purchase Option: (Purchased online via online request form)

These systems and services can be ordered online from us and equipment will be shipped directly to you!  You can do the installation yourself or have someone assist you with that, or if you need assistance with that, we can help you find someone in your area to assist you!

Contact us to order or for more information!

HughesNet Gen5 Satellite Internet – Business Internet Platform

This standard HughesNet Business Internet offerings are good for home/offices and small businesses who use most of their data during business hours.  This system is also a great back-up solution to standard internet solutions.  Lease and purchase options are available.

  • Coverage areas: Continental U.S. and parts of Alaska and some other areas!
  • Speeds:  25mbps down x 3mbps up
  • Monthly Service Plans:  $69.99 – $269.99 per month (complete list)
  • Equipment Costs (fixed): Purchase: $299.99   Lease:  $19.99 per month for 2 years
  • Equipment Costs (portable): Not Available
  • Equipment Costs (mobile automatic): Not Available
  • Self-installable:  No
  • Portable:  No
  • Self-maintainable:  No
  • Standard Installation Cost:  Free standard installation with 2-Year contract/commitment  (Varies by dealer!)
  • Suspension Option:  Up to 6 months per year under 24-month contract (extends contract)
  • VoIP Options:  Yes – $30 w/ 2-Year commitment or $35 per month w/out 2-Year commitment
  • Promotions:  Various depending on the current active promotions!
  • Warranty:  2-Years
  • Support:  Provided by HughesNet – You must be able to contact HughesNet Technical Support from your computer/modem location in order to get assistance and/or to have a work order created for service!  HughesNet will assign a tech, if necessary, to assist you at his or her earliest convenience!
  • Additional Data Purchase Option: (Purchased online via FAP Tokens)

These systems and services are ordered in advance and a HughesNet Certified Installer will show up with your system to conduct the installation for you!
We recommend that you always order through us or your LOCAL dealer/installation provider in order to get the best service and support!

Contact us to order or for more information!

HughesNet Gen5 Satellite Internet – Consumer Platform

This is currently the most popular residential / consumer satellite internet system and service in the Country!  This platform allows you to lease equipment for $15 per month or purchase it for around $450 and typically receive a free standard professional installation as well!  Monthly service plans start at around $49.95 for 10gig of data and there are several plans to choose from!

  • Coverage areas: Continental U.S. and parts of Alaska and some other areas!
  • Speeds:  25mbps down x 3mbps up
  • Monthly Service Plans:  $49.99 – $129.99 per month  (complete list)
  • Equipment Costs (fixed): Purchase: $450.00   Lease:  $14.99 per month for 2 years
  • Equipment Costs (portable): Not Available
  • Equipment Costs (mobile automatic): Not Available
  • Self-installable:  No
  • Portable:  No
  • Self-maintainable:  No
  • Standard Installation Cost:  Free standard professional installation with 2-Year contract/commitment 
  • Suspension Option:  Up to 6 months per year w/24-month contract  (extends contract)
  • VoIP Options:  Yes – $30 w/ 2-Year commitment or $35 per month w/out 2-Year commitment
  • Promotions:  Various depending on the current active promotions!
  • Warranty:  2-Years
  • Support:  Provided by HughesNet – You must be able to contact HughesNet Technical Support from your computer/modem location in order to get assistance and/or to have a work order created for service!  HughesNet will assign a tech, if necessary, to assist you at his or her earliest convenience!
  • Additional Data Purchase Option: (Purchased online via FAP Tokens)

These systems and services are ordered in advance and a HughesNet Certified Installer will show up with your system to conduct the installation for you!
We recommend that you always order through us or your LOCAL dealer/installation provider in order to get the best service and support!

Contact us to order or for more information!

HughesNet HN7000s Ku-band Satellite Internet – VAR Business Internet Platform

HughesNet stopped signing up new customers to their HN7000s platform years ago, however, we still sell, service, install and support the HughesNet HN7000s Ku-Band equipment and services on our VAR Business Internet Platform for those who need it!  The HN7000s platform offers a larger coverage area than the newer, faster Gen5 platform including coverage for the Continental U.S. and many parts of Canada, most of Alaska and Mexico as well as the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Cuba, and other areas that the Gen5 systems do not cover!  This platform offers speeds of up to 2.5mb down x 1mb up!  Our plans on this platform start out at 1mb x 200k for basic emailing and surfing at $99 – $109 per month!  This is the only HughesNet platform we offer that offers a “month-to-month” option for service!  The HughesNet HN7000s platform powers most of the old MotoSAT mobile systems and many other mobile and portable satellite internet solutions on the market!  We do offer service on a private-gateway that offers up to 1150mb of downloads per day and unlimited uploads!  This system is also popular for use with security systems that upload pics and video since it offers unlimited uploading capabilities!  Many RV’ers, and people in the oil, gas, mining and construction industries still use this platform as it also allows for self-installations and portable use!

  • Coverage areas: Continental U.S., Alaska, Parts of Canada and Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Bahamas, and some other areas!
  • Speeds:  1mb down x 200k up – 2.5mb down x 1mb up depending on the plan
  • Monthly Service Plans:  $99.99 – $470.00 per month  (complete list)
  • Equipment Costs (fixed): $899.99 – $1199.99 (depending on site location and areas of service)
  • Equipment Costs (portable): $899.99 – $1199.99 (depending on location(s))
  • Equipment Costs (mobile automatic): Used and refurbished equipment ranges from $3000 – $10,000 typically!
  • Self-installable:  Yes
  • Portable:  Yes
  • Self-maintainable:  Yes
  • Standard Installation Cost:  Optional ($200 – $300+)
  • Suspension Option:  Up to 6 months per year under 18-month contract (extends contract), or you can pay more per month for month-to-month options!
  • VoIP Options:  Yes – $30 w/ 2-Year commitment or $35 per month w/out 2-Year commitment
  • Promotions:  Various depending on the current active promotions!
  • Warranty:  2-Years
  • Support:  Provided by HughesNet – You must be able to contact HughesNet Technical Support from your computer/modem location in order to get assistance and/or to have a work order created for service!  HughesNet will assign a tech, if necessary, to assist you at his or her earliest convenience!
  • Additional Data Purchase Option: (Purchased online via FAP Tokens)

Contact us to order or for more information!

Hughes HX Platform

The Hughes HX Platform is designed and intended for business applications!  This platform is much more powerful and capable than the standard HughesNet Gen5, and HughesNet HN Platforms and supports multiple concurrent users and devices as well as bandwidth-intense applications such as VoIP, VPN, Remote Desktop and more!  This platform does offer some unlimited data plans and also supports committed bit rate and private gateway options as well!

  • Coverage areas: Continental U.S., Alaska, Parts of Canada and Mexico and South America as well as Haiti, Cuba, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Bahamas, and some other areas!
  • Speeds:  Plans from 256k down x 128k up to 10mb down x 3mb up depending on the plan and location!
  • Monthly Service Plans:  $250.00 – $8,000.00 per month  (complete list)
  • Equipment Costs (fixed): $1600 – $3000.00 (depending on plan, site location, etc.)
  • Equipment Costs (portable): $1600 – $3000.00 (depending on plan, site location, etc.)
  • Equipment Costs (mobile automatic): Used and refurbished equipment ranges from $3000 – $10,000 typically!
  • Self-installable:  Yes
  • Portable:  Yes
  • Self-maintainable:  Yes
  • Standard Installation Cost:  Optional ($200 – $600+ depending on equipment configuration)
  • Suspension Option:  Up to 6 months per year under 18-month contract (extends contract), or you can pay more per month for month-to-month options!
  • VoIP Options:  Yes – $30 w/ 2-Year commitment or $35 per month w/out 2-Year commitment
  • Promotions:  Various depending on the current active promotions!
  • Warranty:  2-Years
  • Support:  Provided by HughesNet – You must be able to contact HughesNet Technical Support from your computer/modem location in order to get assistance and/or to have a work order created for service!  HughesNet will assign a tech, if necessary, to assist you at his or her earliest convenience!
  • Additional Data Purchase Option: (Purchased online via FAP Tokens)

Contact us to order or for more information!

WildBlue / Exede / Viasat

WildBlue was the original competition to HughesNet when HughesNet was known as DirecWay.  Wildblue became Exede several years ago and then they recently rebranded Exede to become Viasat  Viasat offers some great plans in many areas, in fact, they offer faster plans than HughesNet offers in many areas of the U.S. but much slower plans in other areas!  However, the plans vary in each area so much that we gave up trying to keep up with the costs and options and what’s available to who where and when, so if you want to know what’s available to you or if Viasat is the best solution for you, please contact us and we will punch up your information and see what we can offer you today!  Overall, they are pretty competitive with HughesNet as far as the cost of equipment and monthly service plans and so on!

Contact us for more information!

iDirect Satellite Internet / VSAT Solutions

iDirect is the grand-daddy of satellite internet systems and services! iDirect is used for a huge variety of applications, for fixed, mobile and transportable applications for residential, business and enterprise customers!  We offer an iDirect equipment and service package specifically to provide our customers in rural and remote areas with good reliable VoIP (Voice over Internet / Telephone) service.  iDirect systems and services are also much better at supporting VPN, Remote Desktop and other bandwidth-intense applications as it has a lower latency than most of the other satellite-based systems and services on the market!  We work with many different iDirect network operations centers, service providers and resellers and offer many different equipment options and configurations for almost any need so that we can find you the best system and service for your needs!  We can usually save our customers tens to hundreds and even thousands of dollars by finding them the right provider on the iDirect platform for their specific needs!  iDirect powers most of the portable, mobile, transportable, and fly-away equipment on the market today!  The services available can simply provide a data uplink for a SCADA site on an oil rig to providing VoIP and connectivity services for large corporations!

Since there are so many different equipment configurations and service options, and applications that iDirect can handle, here are some examples of some of our customers’ applications:

Example 1:

  • Application: 64k x 64k SCADA site for data only
  • Equipment: $2500 + shipping
  • Installation: $600
  • Service: $70 – $120 per month

Example 2:

  • Application: 1 reliable VoIP line or WiFi calling w/ basic slow unlimited internet access at 1mb x 200k speeds
  • Equipment $2500 + shipping  (Mobile-automatic solutions available from $6500 + shipping and installation)
  • Installation: $600
  • Service: $170 – $250 per month

Example 3:

  • Application: 2 VoIP or WiFi calling lines w/ unlimited internet access at 1.5mb x 512k speeds
  • Equipment: $3500 + shipping (Mobile automatic solutions available from $12,000 + shipping and installation)
  • Installation: $600 – $800
  • Service: $550 – $600 per month

Example 4:

  • Application: Basic Internet access for approx. 60 concurrent users at a time-share resort
  • Equipment: $5000 – $7500.00 + shipping (depends on location and satellite footprint)
  • Installation: $800 – $1200
  • Service: $1560.00 per month

Example 5:

  • Basic Internet access at decent speeds for 300 employees at a man-camp
  • Equipment:  $6500 + shipping
  • Installation: $800 – $1200
  • Service: $3000+ per month

BGAN Fixed and In-motion solutions

BGAN systems and services offer internet access for fixed, portable, mobile, and marine applications and support connectivity while stationary or while in-motion as well!  Equipment varies by application from a small fixed (stationary) antenna, to a small portable flat panel antenna, to a domed vehicle or vessel type of system for stationary or in-motion use!  BGAN systems are typically slower than most satellite internet solutions and the bandwidth is more expensive, but if you’re looking for something you can use anywhere in the World and something you can take with you on the go, use while in-motion or something that you don’t have to spend a lot of time pointing or any time at all for that matter, BGAN might just be the best solution for you!  Equipment varies from $600 – $10,000 and data is typically priced by the megabyte.

Contact us for more information!

Global Voice/Data Solutions and Portable HotSpots

Iridium and Inmarsat are two satellite phone service providers that offer Global Voice/Data solutions through their handheld satellite phones and now through small portable hotspots.  We offer several small portable solutions for Global Voice/Data applications from these two companies and others!  These solutions are not as fast as some of our satellite internet solutions and typically slower than the BGAN solutions mentioned above, however, it is a great solution for many applications for sure!  There are some important differences in capabilities and options though, so it’s not something you should just jump in to by any means! Give us a call or shoot us and email and we can find the best solution for your needs!  Equipment varies from $750 – $1600 and up and data is typically offered by the minute or by the megabyte.

Contact us to order or for more information!