Wi-Fi on the Go
With the growing integration of mobile and wireless technologies into every aspect of life, people need to access information and stay connected with business, family, and friends no matter where they are. That’s why Hughes is teaming up with Wayport, Inc. to provide Wi-Fi services to HughesNet® subscribers at more than 10,000 locations in the U.S., including selected premium hotels, Hertz® airport locations, and 9,500 participating McDonald’s® restaurants.
Now HughesNet subscribers will be able to access Wi-Fi for an additional $14.99 a month, using their laptops, mobile handsets, PDAs, gaming devices, media players, cameras, and other browserless devices. This expansion of Wi-Fi in devices and services gives Hughes dealers and sales agents the opportunity to bring even more value to their customers. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, HughesNet subscribers on the road can now enjoy high-speed Internet access at thousands of Wi-Fi locations across the U.S.
Hughes Technology Earns FIPS Certification
Hughes’ Crypto Kernel, the cryptographic component of its HN and HX Systems, earned a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 1 certificate—a requirement for any cryptographic product that will be used in a U.S. government agency network. FIPS is a set of standards that describes document processing, provides standard algorithms for searching, and provides other information processing standards for security modules used to protect government networks. Government agencies can count on Hughes to provide resilient, ubiquitous networks for mission-critical activities such as Continuity of Operations planning, emergency response, and managed network services—plus the assurance that Hughes’ encryption standards meet the challenges of rigorous government testing and requirements.
HughesNet Surpasses Another Milestone
HughesNet residential and small business subscriptions have surpassed yet another milestone, passing the 400,000 mark in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2008. With its newly operational SPACEWAY™ 3 satellite, North America’s highest traffic-carrying Ka-band satellite, Hughes is ideally positioned to meet the continuing demand for broadband services by customers not served by landline providers. HughesNet is the country’s leading broadband satellite Internet service, available everywhere in the contiguous United States with a clear view of the southern sky. HughesNet can be purchased online at www.hughesnet.com or through the Hughes network of local, independent dealers and online resellers.