Welcome to El Dorado Satellite TV and Internet, your Local Authorized Residential and Commercial Retailer and Installer for HughesNet, DirecTV and Dish Network Satellite TV in El Dorado, Placer, Calaveras and Amador County and Western Nevada. We offer the same, high-quality satellite TV and Internet equipment and plans sold by out-of-state Internet sellers, but we can provide additional savings, rebates and support they can't.
El Dorado Satellite offers:
- $0 up-front equipment fees on approved credit
- $0 up-front activation fees
- FREE Installation by local, factory-certified Technicians
- Additional Incentives and rebates available when you bundle Internet and TV service through us
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 can. No need to feel like you have to call some anonymous, offshore call-center whenever you have a question or problem. You can call us, first.
We're factory-trained, Certified Technicians and Installers for:
Read What Our Customers Say (Courtesy Yelp.com):
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)
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)
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 http://Hughes.net 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 http://Hughes.net 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 http://Hughes.net. - Dejan O., Placerville, CA (9/15/2013)
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)
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)
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)
Great service provider. Fast response time. Very professional and polite installers. - Carmen B, Placerville, CA (3/7/2013)
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)
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)
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)
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: www.eldoradosatellite.com/140927-Matthews-Fire.asp
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: www.eldoradosatellite.com/PressRelease-140831.asp
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: www.eldoradosatellite.com/PressRelease-140731.asp
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
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.
For more information about Satellite Internet, TV or Telephone Service for your home or office, Contact El Dorado Satellite TV and Internet today!
About El Dorado Satellite We are an Authorized Retailer and Installer for HughesNet® high-speed satellite internet systems, DIRECTV®, DISH® Network TV, and RingCentral® Small-office/Home-office Telephone Systems, located in Placerville, California in the Sierra Foothills of El Dorado County. We specialize in providing home and small business high-speed satellite internet, TV and Telephone equipment 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 Service for Commercial V-Sat Satellite Internet 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 Satellite, Alan Thompson, has over 30 years of satellite TV and Internet communications experience, and has lived and worked in Placerville most of his life. We're local to El Dorado County, and we service what we sell. Our service area includes:
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† Available on the MAX Service plan only. Actual speeds may vary and are not guaranteed.
Satellite reception requires a clear, unobstructed view at about a 40° elevation towards the southern sky, and usage is subject to the HughesNet Gen4 Fair Access Policy
Offer represents a $10 savings per month for three months to new subscribers only. Savings offer valid on all service plans. $39.99 represents a $10 savings on the Choice plan monthly service fee. After 3 months, the Choice monthly fee reverts back to $49.99 and all other plans revert back to the standard monthly fee. $9.99 monthly equipment lease fee may apply. Offer ends 6/30/15.
The $10/mo. discount for the first 12 months is available to new and existing DIRECTV customers who order HughesNet Gen4 service from El Dorado Networks by 06/30/15. If you discontinue DIRECTV service before the end of the 12 month period, you will lose your $10/mo. HughesNet discount.
$99 Instant rebate applies to the Lease of a new HughesNet Gen4 system. Not applicable with the Purchase option. The HughesNet Gen4 Lease offer requires credit approval. Monthly equipment lease fee of $9.99 per month will be added to monthly service. HughesNet Gen4 equipment and service must be ordered by 06/30/15. Other restrictions may apply.
The HughesNet Gen4 system provides a monthly data allowance composed of an "Anytime Data" allowance from 8AM to 2AM to handle regular daily usage, and a "Bonus Data" allowance from 2AM to 8AM to handle computer and application software updates and manually-scheduled downloads. For more information, please read the HughesNet Gen4 Fair Access Policy
Stated speeds and uninterrupted use of service are not guaranteed. When you connect to the Internet using the HughesNet Gen4 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. All satellite communications performance may become impaired or unavailable due to inclement weather, snow buildup on the dish, atmosphereic conditions and sun interference. During peak hours, actual upload and download speeds will likely be lower than speeds indicated.
All HughesNet HughesNet Gen4 Service Plans require a 24–month service commitment. The HughesNet Gen4 Lease offer requires credit approval. A charge for your first month of service and lease or purchase fee will appear on your credit or debit card when you order. You will be enrolled automatically into Auto Bill Pay with the credit/debit card used for placing the order. On the day your service is installed and activated, there will be a charge for any additional sales tax. Fees for early termination apply. System must be ordered by 06/30/15. All Rebates and discounts available only to new HughesNet subscribers. Mail-in Rebates can be submitted after the first 31 days of active service. Prices shown do not include applicable local sales tax. Subject to change.
HughesNet offers are available for new and qualified former customers, and subject to terms of applicable Promotional and Residential Customer agreements. State reimbursement charges may apply. Additional restrictions may apply. Full terms and conditions are available at legal.hughesnet.com
. HughesNet is a registered trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar Company.
Fees for early termination apply:
Purchase: Before Installation: The amount collected at time of order will be refunded. After Installation: Up to $400 service termination fee. After 90 days, the amount will decrease by $15 per month for each month of active service.
Lease: Before Installation: The amount collected at time of order will be refunded. After Installation: Up to $400 service termination fee. After 90 days, the amount will decrease by $15 per month for each month of active service. $300 Unreturned Equipment Fee is charged if equipment is not returned within 45 days of cancellation date. After 24-month Commitment: $300 Unreturned Equipment Fee is charged if equipment is not returned within 45 days of cancellation date.
Voice: Cancellation WITHIN 30 days (commitment option): No service termination fee. Equipment will be refunded if returned within 45 days of cancellation. After 30 days (commitment option): Up to $120 service termination fee. Amount will decrease by $10 per month for each month of active service. Equipment charge is forfeited.
All plan speeds, Monthly data download allowance, pricing and rebates as of 05/04/15 and subject to change.
Data Allowance and Usage:
Similar to cell phone data plans, all satellite Internet systems provide a data allowance. In the event you exceed your monthly data allowance your overall system speed will be reduced. 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 (known as "Data Tokens") to immediately restore full service whenever needed; $5 for 500MB, $9 for 1GB and $16 for 2GB. To get maximum use of your data allowance, HughesNet Gen4 also provides a free "Status Meter" enabling you to instantly monitor how much data allowance you have left, and a "Download Manager" that enables you to schedule downloads for software updates and other large files during early-morning hours to use Bonus Data and not your Anytime Data Allowance.
Please note that all users on a system will share this data allowance, and certain applications such as streaming video (YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, 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. To better calculate your data use for any of these applications, here is a link to our online HughesNet Gen4 Data/Plan Calculator
Some types of strategy and turn-based online games may work with your HughesNet Gen4 service but the majority of real-time, multiplayer (high-twitch / rapid-response/ first-person shooter) games that people play on Xbox Live and PlayStation will not work over any satellite Internet service due to the higher latency.
Virtual Private Networking (VPN):
Remote server applications such as business VPN connections over HughesNet Gen4 may work but are not guaranteed, and speeds may be reduced by as much as 50% to 75% when using these applications.
Voice Over IP Internet (VoIP):
Voice Over Internet telephone services, such as SKYPE, GoogleVoice, MagicJack, OOMA and Vonage may work but are not guaranteed, and the HughesNet Gen4 service provider cannot provide Technical Support for these services. Only the HughesNet Gen4 "Voice" VoIP Service is optimized to work over HughesNet Gen4. Also, use of the HughesNet Gen4 Voice service does not draw from your Monthly Data Allowance.
- The HughesNet Gen4 modem is designed to connect to one computer does not include wireless connectivity, but it is compatible with most wireless routers and access points. If you have multiple computers, smart phones, tablets, laptops, Smart TVs or other devices, you can connect any standard wireless router. Please note that all wireless computers and devices will share a common connection through the HughesNet system and will share in your monthly data allowance. This may reduce your speeds during concurrent use and consume data at a higher rate.
Home Theater, Audio, Video or Networking Equipment:
- Unless otherwise stated, installation of TV, DVD, Blu-Ray or audio equipment, wall mounts, wireless networking, telephone wiring, network cabling, connecting multiple computers, wireless devices such as routers, smart phones, laptops, Smart TVs or tablet computer installation or programming services are not included but available at additional charge.
- A standard HughesNet Gen4 system installation includes mounting an exterior antenna on a wall or roof of a standard 1- or 2-story private residence within 50' of the location of the indoor equipment within the same building. Tree trimming or brush clearing is not included. Installation over tile or metal roofs, roofs more than 20' above the ground, stucco walls, commercial buildings, mobile trailers or 5th wheels, cable spanning between buildings, or clearing blocked conduits is not included and may require additional fee, payable to El Dorado Networks.