Comparing Satellite Internet for RVs

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While investigating how we would get the Internet into our laptops and keep the coffers filled, I looked at multiple satellite Internet service providers. Here’s a chart to help you compare these services as well as some information below to fill in any blanks.

HughesNet WildBlue Dish Network
Equipment Cost $199.99 $249 $199
Monthly Service Cost $69.99 $69.95 $69.95
Installation Fee $599.99 Free Free
Download/Upload Speed 1.1Mbps/200kbps 1Mbps/200kbps 1Mbps/200kbps

It seems as though WildBlue and Dish Network are actually running the same systems and service. There are plenty of other service providers out there, but they’re charging twice as much as these guys and for unbelievably lower service plans.