HughesNet for Government

Internet Access

Call today to find out which plan is right for you! 1-844-817-5287

For state and local government facilities, and police, fire and rescue stations, staying connected is nothing short of essential. At locations beyond the reach of cable and fiber, or grappling with slow DSL speeds, HughesNet® delivers reliable, secure satellite broadband – and instant access to the information and applications necessary to serve local communities.

Top 5 Reasons to Choose HughesNet for Government

E-Rate Program Discounts

Hughes is an authorized provider of high-speed broadband access to schools, libraries, and rural health care providers under the E-Rate program. The program is administered by the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal providers in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.

To participate in this program, your organization must apply directly to USAC ( Be sure to note Hughes’ SPIN number (143-005-653) during the application process. The discount for eligible organizations depends on the level set by the USAC and the urban/rural status of the population served. The discount ranges from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services. The following services are eligible for a discount: onetime installation charges, equipment, and monthly recurring charges*. The discount percentage is determined by the USAC. Upon acceptance, USAC issues a Funding Commitment Letter (FCL) to the eligible organization to confirm the discount. Once you have your organization’s FCL and tax-exempt certificate (if applicable), call Hughes at 1-844-817-5286 to get connected. You will need to provide both the FCL and tax-exempt certificate along with a form of payment when ordering.

GSA Government Plans


* The HughesNet Gen5 service plans are designed to deliver download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps, but individual customers may experience different speeds at different times of the day. Speeds and uninterrupted use are not guaranteed and may vary based on a variety of factors including: the configuration of your computer, the number of concurrent users, network or Internet congestion, the capabilities and content of the websites you are accessing, network management practices as deemed necessary, and other factors. When you connect to the HughesNet service using Wi-Fi, your experience will vary based on your proximity to the Wi-Fi source and the strength of the signal.
** Video streaming services with minimum speed requirements will not operate properly.