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Keep It Local Welcome to El Dorado Satellite TV and Internet, your Local Authorized Residential and Commercial Retailer and Installer for HughesNet Gen5 Internet, DirecTV and Dish Network Satellite TV service in El Dorado, Placer, Calaveras and Amador County and Western Nevada. We offer the same satellite TV and high-speed Gen5 Internet services sold by out-of-state agents, but with added savings, rebates and support they can't provide.

El Dorado Satellite offers: Most importantly, you'll have the added, personal support of a locally-owned and operated neighborhood business. We live and work here in your community, and we'll take better care of you than any national sales agent. No need to feel like you have to call some offshore "Cube-farm" call-center whenever you have a question or problem. English is our first language, and you can call us first.

We're factory-trained, Certified Technicians and Installers for:

Read What Our Customers Say (Courtesy

Yelp Five-star Rating Great Service. We live in the foothills, and have been a Direct TV customer for many, many years. We were told by Direct TV that they could no longer service us, due to the fact that our satellite is on the roof and they cannot go on the roof any longer. I called Alan Thompson of Eldorado Satellite, and he told us not to worry at all. He came out, was so very professional, serviced our problems, and we were up and running. I would highly recommend their services. - Rose M., Placerville, CA (6/30/2014)

Yelp Five-star Rating El Dorado Satellite's five star reputation is well earned. Alan Thompson's honesty and integrity stand out in the sea of satellite competitors. I found Alan through Yelp. I called El Dorado Satellite's phone number in hopes of finding someone to install internet satellite for my family. I chose not to leave a message on their business answering machine and after I hung up; not even 5 minutes after, Alan was calling me back. After a short discussion, he pointed me in the direction of Dishnet and since I have Dish Network; he made me aware that I would get a better rate than going with another competitor. He answered all my questions and even advised me on a way to lower my monthly bill. Alan knows this business very well and won't steer you down the wrong path when it comes to choosing the best service for your needs. - Mae L., Somerset, CA (10/04/2013)

Yelp Five-star Rating They are good, as good as it gets! I met Alan at the county fair in Placerville, where he had his stand. At the time we had dial up, and were considering getting something faster. Our choices were either or Verizon.

I did not order the service at the fair, since I wanted to do a research on leaking of Emf. After my research I found out that there is about 2-10% leakage and the best way to avoid it, is to mount the dish away from the house. Verizon's transmitter is too strong and not as directional, therefore polluting your home with excess frequencies. Low emf pollution was my goal and that was my request when I ordered the service with Eldorado Satellite.

Alan and his crew came and install the dish about 50 feet away from the house on a granite rock, we were online in no time. I was not eligible to lease the equipment, so I had to buy it, but Alan gave me several different discount coupons that helped reduced the cost way down (about $200 in discounts), that was nice.

The internet is fast, like really fast, I measured on "test my speed" and it comes up to 10 Mbps. Awesome

Update after 3 months: the service came down to almost zero, and I contacted technical service - not very helpful, but Alan kicked in and optimized some stuff on their side and it works fast again.

I would definitely recommend Alan and his crew to anyone getting satellite services. You really want someone professional and prompt, especially when it comes to problems. They are good, as good as it gets! I'm really glad I didn't just order the service online at
- Dejan O., Placerville, CA (9/15/2013)

Yelp Five-star Rating I had the best experience working with Alan Thompson and his crew. Alan went out of the way helping me set up my new e-mail address and I highly recommend his service. - Agnes D. El Dorado, CA (7/29/2013)

Yelp Five-star Rating Excellent, professional service. The installers were on time, very professional and helpful. Alan provides service beyond that of other satellite providers I've used in the past and invited me to contact him with any questions. He is up to date with what is happening with my local service; if he doesn't know the answer, he finds out and calls or emails me back. I highly recommend this professional company. - Angela H., Georgetown, CA (7/5/2013)

Yelp Five-star Rating Alan and his staff are PROS! Our business is located in a VERY remote location and the service works great. - Kathy T, Auburn, CA (5/20/2013)

Yelp Five-star Rating Great service provider. Fast response time. Very professional and polite installers. - Carmen B, Placerville, CA (3/7/2013)

Yelp Five-star Rating Alan and his staff are very attentive and extremely helpful. We had Hughesnet once before, and were less than satisfied with the fellow who did that installation. Alan's installation was far superior. Although Hughes isn't perfect we came back to them after trying a different wireless service, with less than adequate results. This is the first Yelp review I have ever written and I highly recommend this company. - Carole M., Somerset, CA (2/20/2013)

Yelp Five-star Rating Alan and his installation team are great. Good communication, professional installation and great customer service. I recommend these guys. - Dale E., Houston, TX 2/6/2013)

Yelp Five-star Rating Great service and they are right on top of it if there are any problems. I am recommending them whole heartily. First class act. If you need high-speed satellite service, go with El Dorado Satellite! I am a satisfied customer. - Rod S., Placerville, CA (2/2/2013)

Latest News

September 27, 2014 - Lost: Couple With Missing Son Now Have Lost Home. We're highlighting a story that ran recently in our local newspaper, the Mountain Democrat, about one of our clients who lost their home in the recent King Fire, still burning in the El Dorado National forest. Read the News Story here:

August 31, 2014 - Rubicon Trail Foundation Taps El Dorado Networks For Internet and Cell Phone Service At The 2014 Cantina For The 'Con Fund Raiser. Read the Press Release here:

June 26, 2014 - Alan Thompson, owner of El Dorado Satellite TV and Internet is appointed to serve on the HughesNet National Dealer Advisory Council. Read the Press Release here:

February 11, 2014 - HughesNet Teams Up With 4-H, the nation's largest youth development and empowerment organization, to introduce more American youth to the excitement of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read more here: HughesNet and 4-H Partnership

January 11, 2013 - El Dorado Satellite TV and Internet Becomes an Underwriter for KFOK Community Radio, 95.1 FM, Georgetown, CA – The Voice of the Divide. Listen to KFOK Live Online Now.

December 31, 2012 - El Dorado Satellite TV and Internet becomes a HughesNet "Ruby Level" Retailer, having installed over 45 HughesNet Gen4 satellite Internet systems throughout El Dorado, Placer and Amador County in the Fourth Quarter of 2012. This level of service is only achieved by the top 20 HughesNet Retailers throughout the US.

September 30, 2012 - El Dorado Satellite TV and Internet Becomes a HughesNet "Silver Level" Retailer for outstanding sales and service of High-speed Broadband Satellite Internet systems in the Third Quarter of 2012. This level of service is only achieved by the top 120 HughesNet Retailers throughout the US.

May 04, 2011 - Read about relief efforts to help the people of La Gonave, Haiti.

For more information about HughesNet Gen5 Satellite Internet, TV or Telephone Service for your home or office, Contact El Dorado Satellite TV and Internet today!

About El Dorado Networks We are an Authorized Retailer and Installer for DIRECTV, HughesNet Gen5 Satellite Internet, and Dish Network Satellite TV Systems, with offices in Diamond Springs, California, in the Sierra Foothills of El Dorado County.

We specialize in providing home and small business high-speed satellite internet, TV and Telephone sales, installation and repair services in Amador, Calaveras, Placer and El Dorado Counties, and throughout Northern California and western Nevada. We also provide Installation and Technician Service for Commercial VSAT Satellite Communications Systems throughout the Western US, Baja California and Mexico, for mining, oil and gas operations, disaster recovery, and emergency response.

The Chief Technical Consultant and owner of El Dorado Networks, Alan Thompson, has over 35 years of satellite TV and Internet communications experience, and has lived in El Dorado County most of his life. In addition to managing his local business operations, he is a licensed, Extra-class Amateur Radio Operator (Call Sign AJ6AR), and currently serves as one of nine members of the National HughesNet Dealer Advisory Council.

Our Service Area Includes:

El Dorado County

Apple Hill
Buck's Bar
Buffalo Hill
Cameron Park
Camp Richardson
Camp Sacramento
Cedar Grove
Cedar Ravine
Cold Springs
Diamond Springs
Echo Lake
Eight Mile House
El Dorado
El Dorado Hills
Fair Play
Fallen Leaf Lake
Five Mile Terrace
French Meadows
Fresh Pond
Garden Valley
Gold Hill
Green Valley Road
Grizzly Flats
Happy Valley
Ice House
Little Norway
Meeks Bay
Mount Aukum
Old Fort Jim
Omo Ranch
Pacific House
Pilot Hill
Pleasant Valley
Pollock Pines
Rubicon Bay
Sand Ridge Road
Shingle Springs
Sierra Springs
Silver Fork/Silverfork
Sly Park
Smith Flat
Snowline Camp
South Lake Tahoe
Spanish Flat
Swansboro Country
Sweeneys Crossing
Tahoe Paradise
Tahoe Valley
Twin Bridges
Camp Virner
Wentworth Springs
White Hall
Wright's Lake

Placer County

Alpine Meadows
Auburn Lake Trails
Carnelian Bay
Dollar Point
Dutch Flat
Emigrant Gap
Gold Run
Granite Bay
Grass Valley
Iowa Hill
Kings Beach
Meadow Vista
North Auburn
Olympic Valley
Soda Springs
Tahoe City
Tahoe Vista

Amador County

Amador City
Buena Vista
Bunker Hill
Camanche North Shore/ Camanche Village
Kit Carson
New Chicago
Pine Acres
Pine Grove
Red Corral
River Pines
Roaring Camp
Silver Lake
Sutter Creek
Sutter Hill

Calaveras County

Angels Camp
Forest Meadows
Mokelumne Hill
Mountain Ranch
Rail Road Flat/
Railroad Flat
Rancho Calaveras
San Andreas
Sheep Ranch
Valley Springs
West Point

Alpine County

Alpine Village
Bear Valley
Cape Horn
Hope Valley
Lake Alpine
Mesa Vista
Peaceful Pines
Shay Creek
Summer Home


Austin, 89310
Battle Mountain, 89820
Carson City, 89701, 89702, 89703, 89706, 89711, 89712, 89713, 89714, 89721
Carson City (Douglas County) 89705
Cold Spring
Cortez Gold Mines
Crystal Bay, 89402
Dayton, 89403
Deadhorse Well
Dixie Valley
Dry Creek Ranch
Duval Mine
Eagle Picher Mine
Empire, 89405
Fernley, 89408
Fallon, 89406, 89407, 89496
Fallon Station
Gardnerville, 89410
Genoa, 89411
Gerlach, 89412
Glen Brook/GlenBrook
Golden Valley
Hawthorne, 89415
Hidden Valley
Imlay, 89418
Incline Village, 89450, 89451,89452
Indian Hills
Lemmon Valley
Lovelock, 89419
Lower Rockchester
Luning, 89420 Mason
Middle Gate
Mina, 89422
Minden, 89423
Mount Montgomery
Nixon, 89424
Petrified Spring
Rabbit Spring
Rolling Hills
Reno, Nevada: 89501, 89502, 89503, 89504, 89505, 89506, 89507, 89509, 89510, 89511, 89512, 89513, 89515, 89519, 89520, 89521, 89523, 89533, 89555, 89557, 89570, 89595, 89599
Saddle Ridge
Salt Wells
Scheelite Mine
Schurz, 89427
Silver City, 89428
Silver Springs, 89429
Smith, 89430
Spanish Springs
Sparks, 89431, 89432, 89434, 89435, 89436, 89441
Star Creek Ranch
Stateline, 89449/State Line, 89449
Stewart Community
Sun Valley, 89433
Topaz Lake
Verdi, 89439 Vya
Virginia City, 89440
Virginia Foothills
Wadsworth, 89442
Walsh Ranch
Washoe City
Washoe Valley, 894704
Weed Heights
Wellington, 89444
Wilson Ranch
Yerington, 89447
Zephyr Cove, 89448

Call or Text Us For More Information: 530-903-4203 or send E-mail to . We'll respond at the earliest opportunity.

El Dorado Satellite TV and Internet
444 Pleasant Valley Rd, Suite B
Off Silver Lane, West of Deb's Frosty
Diamond Springs, California, 95619
TEL/TEXT: 530-903-4203

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General Terms, Conditions and Disclaimers
a - Monthly High-speed Data Allowance and Usage: Like cell phone data plans, all satellite Internet systems provide a data allowance. The Gen5 system provides a monthly data allowance from 8AM to 2AM to handle regular daily usage, and a extra allowance from 2AM to 8AM to handle computer and application software updates and manually-scheduled downloads. For more information, please read the Gen5 Fair Access Policy. Please note that all users on a system will share this data allowance, and certain applications and streaming video devices such as (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, Firestick, Roku, AppleTV, GoogleTV, Dish Network or DirecTV VOD/Video on-Demand, etc.), streaming audio services (Online Radio, Pandora, Spotify, podcasts, etc.), and peer-to-peer file sharing programs can consume large amounts of data in a short period of time. Streaming video in high definition can use 1 to 2 GB per hour.

If you exceed your monthly plan data, you will experience reduced data speeds, which are typically in the range of 1–3 Mbps, until the start of your next billing period. There are no mandatory overage charges. Your data allowance will be refilled and full service restored at the end of your service month, or you can purchase additional blocks of Data to immediately restore full service whenever needed; $9 for 3GB, $15 for 5GB, $30 for 10GB, and $75 for 25GB. To get maximum use of your data allowance, Gen5 also provides a Free HughesNet Status Meter, enabling you to instantly monitor how much data allowance you have left. You can also purchase and apply "Data Restore Tokens through the Status Meter to instantly restore high-speed service.

b Gen5 Service Coverage, Speeds and Availability: Gen5 Satellite reception requires a clear, unobstructed view at about a 38° elevation towards the southern sky, and usage is subject to the Gen5 Fair Access Policy. When you connect to the Internet using the Gen5 service, the upload and download speeds you experience will vary based on a variety of factors including the configuration of your computer; the number of concurrent users; network or Internet congestion; the speed of the Web sites you are accessing; and other factors.
Stated speeds and uninterrupted use of service are not guaranteed. All satellite communications performance may become impaired or unavailable due to inclement weather, snow buildup on the dish, atmospheric conditions and sun interference. Because of the increased number of Users during peak hours, actual upload and download speeds will likely be lower. For more information, please see the Gen5 Fair Access Policy.
c $100 Instant Savings on Purchase Option - $100 instant savings applies to new residential subscribers who purchase a new HughesNet system. Price after instant discount is $349 Upfront Equipment and Installation Fees, plus tax Not applicable with the Lease option. Offer does not require credit approval. Offer ends 04/04/18.

$0 Upfront Equipment or Installation Fees on Lease Option - $99 Instant rebate applies to the Lease of a new Gen5 system. Not applicable with the Purchase option. The Gen5 Lease offer requires credit approval. Monthly equipment lease fee of $9.99 per month will be added to monthly service. PLEASE NOTE: If you later decide you would rather purchase your equipment instead of leasing it, you can contact HughesNet within 90 days after your service activation and request to purchase your equipment. The amount charged will be the full equipment purchase price less any amounts already paid in lease equipment fees. The amount of the purchase will be charged along with your next month's bill. Please also note the same 24-month service agreement applies whether you lease or purchase.

d SAVE $10/mo. for 24 Months - New residential subscribers only. Save $10/month on the 20 GB plan. After 24 months, all plans revert to the standard monthly fee. Offer ends 04/04/18. Cannot be combined with any other service plan offer. $9.99 monthly equipment lease fee may also apply.

h Service Commitment, Cancellation, and Early Termination Fees - All Gen5 Service Plans require a 24-month service commitment. The Gen5 Lease offer requires credit approval. Monthly equipment lease fee of $9.99 per month will be added to monthly service on the lease option. Fees for early termination on either the lease- or purchase-option apply: If you cancel before installation, the amount collected at time of order will be refunded and the order cancelled. If you cancel after installation 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 completed active Service. Further, If you selected the lease option, you must return the HughesNet modem, power supply, and the outdoor radio within 45 days of cancellation date or be charged an additional $300 Unreturned Equipment Fee.

PLEASE NOTE: You are free to change plans at anytime. However, you may lose your initial, introductory discounts for the plan you initially selected.

To cancel your HughesNet service, you would contact HughesNet directly. HughesNet will send you a postage-paid shipping box to return leased equipment. The antenna itself does not need to be removed or returned. You will be responsible for all costs associated with removing the equipment. You will not be reimbursed for your first month of service or lease fees, nor for any upfront fees for non-standard installation charges or for equipment purchased. This cancellation policy is offered by HughesNet only, and subject to change at any time.

Vacation Holds: - If you're going to be away for extended periods, HughesNet allows allows you to temporarily suspend your Internet service. A "Vacation Hold" will allow you to suspend service for up to six months per year, in two-month increments. If the vacation hold is within the two-year contract period, the contract termination date will be extended by the same number of months that the service is placed on hold. You can call HughesNet at any time to start or stop your vacation hold.

Initial Billing and AutoPay - HughesNet requires a valid credit or debit card be placed on file at the time of order. The credit or debit card you provide will be charged on the day your order is placed for your selected Service Plan, equipment & installation fees if any, as well as any additional options that you choose, minus any promotional offers or discounts. State and local taxes are not included in these fees but will be charged on the day of install. You will be automatically enrolled for Auto Bill Pay using the same credit/debit card used for placing your order, and HughesNet will then charge your subsequent months of service each month at approximately 30 days after your installation date. After your service is activated, you may then opt for EFT funds transfer from your checking account, or you can request paper billing with a mailed statement for an additional $5/mo. If your order is cancelled before installation, please allow up to 10 business days from the date your order is cancelled to receive a refund to your credit card for any upfront charges.

i Specialized Applications - Some specialized applications may work over HughesNet Gen5 but results are not guaranteed, nor will HughesNet provide Technical Support for their installation or troubleshooting. These applications include:
Online Gaming: Many types of strategy and turn-based online games may work with Gen5 service but the majority of real-time, multiplayer (high-twitch / rapid-response/ first-person shooter) games that people play on Wii, Xbox Live and PlayStation will not work over any satellite Internet service due to the higher latency (delay). Overall performance of any network-connected game system or device is not guaranteed.
Virtual Private Networking (VPN): Remote server applications such as business VPN connections over Gen5 may work but are not guaranteed, and speeds may be reduced by as much as 90% or more when using these applications. We recommend you visit our office in Diamond Springs first and test your laptop or PC on our HughesNet system here to verify compatibility.
Camera/Surveillance/Home-automation Systems: Due to the use of advanced IPV6 Internet Protocols by the Gen5 system, many types of conventional, Internet-based camera, surveillance systems and home automation systems may not work, or may not be accessible from remote viewing locations. We recommend the use of IPV6-enabled equipment and/or cloud-based systems using an intermediary server, although performance and results are not guaranteed.
Cell-phone WiFi Calling This is a feature of some cell phones, allowing you to make cell phone calls over your Wireless Internet connection without a cell phone signal. There are also devices known as "Femtocells." A femtocell is a small, low-power cellular base station, designed for use in a home or small business. It connects to the service provider’s network via broadband Internet to provide local cellular phone connections near the device. These services or devices may work but they are not guaranteed or supported by HughesNet.
Voice Over IP Internet (VoIP): Third-party Voice Over Internet telephone services, such as SKYPE, GoogleVoice, MagicJack, OOMA and Vonage may work but are not guaranteed, and HughesNet cannot provide Technical Support for these services. Only the Gen5 "Voice" VoIP Service is optimized to work over Gen5.
Feel free to visit our office to test your applications and equipment on our system first.
m Video-data Saver Feature: Streaming is optimized with video streams at DVD quality (up to 480p). For best performance, leave any video streaming applications at their default automatic resolution setting. Most video services are supported. Not all video sources are identifiable. 3 times is based on average HD bit rate of 3.6 Mbps vs. DVD quality at 1.1 Mbps.

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