INTERNET AND SAVE.
Savings of $10/month when you bundle dishNET with qualifying DISH TV
Internet speeds up to 15 Mbps; Anytime data up to 50 GB
Multiple Satellite Internet plans to fit your speed and data needs
Convenience of a single bill
DISHNET SATELLITE – NEED TO KNOW & FAQs.
IS DISHNET SATELLITE RIGHT FOR ME?
I don't live in a metropolitan area, and my Internet options are limited to dialup and very slow DSL/cable. Is
dishNET Satellite a good solution for me?
YES, dishNET Satellite Internet was specifically designed for under-served locations without access to high-speed
The Internet provider at my current location is cable/fiber (FiOS, U-Verse, Comcast, Time Warner, Charter,
Cox, AT&T or Verizon). Is dishNET Satellite a good solution for me?
NO, As a satellite-based service, dishNET Satellite Internet has monthly Data Allowance limits which are much lower
than cable and fiber-based Internet providers. Additionally, with satellite-based systems signal latency (delay) occurs,
which may negatively affect some activities such as real-time gaming and VoIP.
I enjoy watching TV shows and movies online with my current provider. Is dishNET Satellite a good solution
NO, If your current provider supports these services, we do not recommend switching to dishNET. While dishNET
Satellite will support video streaming, it is best to limit these activities to short video clips like those found on YouTube®
or rich content sites operated by ESPN and the like. Streaming video uses a large amount of data. If you use dishNET
Satellite to stream video from services like Netflix®, Hulu® or On-Demand content to your DISH receiver you will quickly consume your monthly Data Allowance,
resulting in your speed being reduced.
I like playing Halo® and Call of Duty® online. Can I play online quick reaction games like those with dishNET
NO, Due to the latency that occurs as the signal travels to and from the satellite, real-time gaming of any kind is not
recommended. Many of these games also send and receive large amounts of data, quickly consuming your monthly
I live in an apartment building. Is dishNET Satellite a good solution for me?
NO, dishNET Satellite Internet is not a good solution for apartments because it requires its own satellite dish. Many
complexes have a 'one dish' policy. Even where multiple dishes would be allowed, the installation of a second dish
can create mounting and grounding issues.
Does dishNET Satellite offer telephone services (VoIP)?
NO, DISH does not currently offer a VoIP solution with dishNET Satellite. While most off the-shelf VoIP services (e.g., Vonage, Ooma, Facetime, etc.) will work with dishNET Satellite Internet, the latency that results from the signal traveling to and from the satellite results in a slight delay in communications that is noticeable and may result in unacceptable call quality. As a result, customers may be dissatisfied with their service. For this reason, DISH does not recommend use of an off-the-shelf VoIP service with dishNET Satellite and cannot provide customer support to enable these services.
I work from home. Can I run a VPN with dishNET Satellite?
NO, dishNET Satellite will not typically support a VPN.
Does dishNET Satellite support static IP addresses?
NO, Static IP addresses are not available with dishNET Satellite service.
If I'm a Pay-In-Advance customer (Flex24, FlexTV), can I add dishNET Satellite?
NO, Pay-In-Advance accounts are not eligible for dishNET Satellite service.
Is dishNET recommended for use with a remotely-monitored home security system?
NO, Many remotely-monitored home security systems require a static IP address and/or a VPN. As dishNET does not support either of these, it is not recommended for use with these systems. Additionally, system latency can trigger false alarms. Finally, security systems with live video streams accessed via the Internet use a great deal of data and can cause customers to quickly exhaust their monthly Data Allowance.