Early Termination Fees and Other Important Terms
LEGAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CUSTOMERS WHO SUBSCRIBED TO HUGHESNET FUSION
The following terms and conditions are valid for residential HughesNet Fusion customers.
HughesNet® Fusion service is available in select areas of the contiguous U.S., Alaska and Puerto Rico with an unobstructed view of the southern sky where appropriate cellular coverage is available, and its usage is subject to the FUSION FAIR ACCESS POLICY. Actual speeds vary based on the amount of traffic on the Internet, content on a particular Website, or by the overall performance and configuration of your computer. Stated speeds and uninterrupted use of service are not guaranteed. Actual speeds will likely be lower than speed indicated during peak hours.
Professional installation is required. Monthly service fees apply. Sales, use, and personal property taxes are related surcharges and are not included.
You specifically agree that any Equipment provided to you may be new or refurbished as new. Any refurbished Equipment will have the same warranty as new Equipment.
If you lease Equipment from Hughes, the modem, power supply, cellular antenna and radio (outdoor transmitter) remain the property of Hughes and shall not be deemed fixtures or part of your realty. You shall have no right to pledge, sell, mortgage, or otherwise encumber, give away, remove, relocate, alter, or tamper with the Equipment (or any notice of our ownership thereon) at any time. Any reinstallation, return, or change in the location of the Equipment shall be performed by us at our service rates in effect at the time of such service. You are responsible for preventing the loss or destruction of leased Equipment and we recommend that your Equipment be covered by your homeowner’s, renter’s, or other insurance policy.
The HughesNet Fusion Service Plan requires a minimum service commitment of 24 months. If you terminate service prior to the expiration of the commitment, you will owe, and your credit or debit card will be charged, the Early Termination Fees and/or Unreturned Equipment Fees as described below.
Early Termination: Lease Option
If you cancel your order before installation, you will be refunded the amount that was collected at time of order.
If you cancel after activation but before the end of your 24-month term commitment, you will be charged a Service Termination Fee of up to $400. The exact amount of the Service Termination Fee will be $400 for the first ninety (90) days after activation of the HughesNet Service. Thereafter, the amount will decrease by $15 per month for each month of active Service.
Further, you must return your HughesNet modem, power supply, cellular antenna and radio in good condition within 45 days of cancellation date or be charged a $300 Unreturned Equipment Fee ($100 for the modem and power supply and $200 for the radio transmitter).
If you cancel after the end of your 24-month term commitment, you must return your HughesNet modem, power supply, and radio in good condition within 45 days of cancellation date or be charged a $300 Unreturned Equipment Fee ($100 for the modem and power supply and $200 for the radio transmitter).
If you are terminated by Hughes for non-payment or any other reason, the Early Termination Fee and the Unreturned Equipment Fee will be charged immediately upon cancellation. If you return your HughesNet modem, radio, and power supply, your account will be credited $300 ($100 for the modem and power supply and $200 for the radio transmitter).
For customers eligible or required to return equipment, Hughes will provide instructions on how to de-install and return the required equipment. You are not required to return, and Hughes is not obligated to de-install, the antenna, mount, or any cables. If you elect to have the complete system or the antenna, mount, and any cables professionally de-installed, you will be responsible for all applicable de-installation charges. You will not receive a credit for installation charges or other fees.
HughesNet Voice with Two-year Commitment
If you cancel after activation but before the end of your 2-year term commitment, you will owe, and your credit or debit card will be charged, a Service Termination Fee of up to $240. The exact amount of Service Termination Fee will be $10 times the number of months remaining in your commitment period. By way of example, assuming that your commitment period is 24 months and you elect to terminate your Voice Service Plan after 6 months, the amount of Service Termination Fee will be $10/month x (24-6) months, or $180.
Payment by Credit or Debit Card
YOU AGREE AND ACCEPT THAT HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEMS, LLC (HUGHES) IS AUTHORIZED TO USE YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD FOR THE PURPOSE OF: (1) CHARGING YOU FOR THE UPFRONT FEES REQUIRED TO RECEIVE HUGHESNET, INCLUDING PAYMENT FOR EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLATION; (2) CREATING A HUGHES/HUGHESNET CUSTOMER ACCOUNT; (3) CHARGING YOU FOR YOUR MONTHLY SERVICE AND/OR LEASING FEES AND ANY EQUIPMENT OR INSTALLATION FEES THAT MAY APPLY; AND (4) CHARGING ANY APPLICABLE EARLY TERMINATION FEES AND/OR UNRETURNED EQUIPMENT FEES.
Home networking equipment is not included with your HughesNet system. For network setup, support, and configuration, contact your network hardware manufacturer and/or operating system software developer. (Hughes is not responsible for home network configuration or management).
Please note that all computers on a home network will be sharing a single connection. Simultaneous use of high-bandwidth applications by multiple users may result in degradation of download and surfing speeds and are subject to the Fair Access Policy.