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The new HughesNet boasts even faster speeds and is chock full of new features, but how is it different from Gen 4? HughesNet has included a chart below so you can easily compare HughesNet Gen 4 and HughesNet Gen 5.

HughesNet Gen4 HughesNet Gen5
SmartTechnologiesTM SmartTechnologiesTM
(don't refer to individual technology names)
SmartFetchTM, SmartCompressionTM, SmartResourcesTM N/A
SmartBrowsing No hard data limits
Bonus Bytes Bonus Zone
Data Allowance Data (or Service Plan Data)
Anytime Anytime Data
Satellite Modem Wi-Fi Modem
Tokens Data Tokens
Plan Names: Choice, Prime, Pro, Max Plan Names: 10 GB, 20 GB, 30 GB, 50 GB
Status Meter Usage Meter
Upfront Lease Fee Lease Set-up Fee
N/A Video Data Saver

HughesNet Extras

  • HughesNet Gen5 brings the fastest Internet out there. Download speeds of 25Mbps are included on all service plans.
  • With four service plans from 10GB to 50GB, everyone will find just the right amount of data. Bonus Zone (2am - 8am) provides an extra 50GB data per month and is also on every plan.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and free installation in up to six rooms makes HughesNet a welcome addition to any home. HughesNet Gen5 is available in any home. No phone line required. No waiting for cable or fiber optic to come to your part of the country.
  • There is just no comparison. HughesNet is America's #1 satellite Internet company.

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