Broadband Across America...
As Close as Your Local WAL-MART
It’s clear that broadband Internet access is changing the way many people work, live, and play. But millions of American households and small businesses aren’t served by terrestrial broadband cable or DSL, a divide that is fueling the rapid growth of high-speed Internet access by satellite. And now, getting the benefits of broadband can be as easy as shopping at your local Wal-Mart.
Consumers and small businesses across North America can now purchase HughesNet, the leading satellite broadband Internet access service, at 2,800 Wal-Mart stores across the U.S., with the convenience of signing up when they shop. HughesNet is available to everyone in the continental U.S. with a view of the southern sky, and offering it at Wal-Mart stores where millions of people shop makes broadband more accessible in more regions of the country than ever before.
“Wal-Mart is perhaps the only retail store in the country that reaches as many people as HughesNet,” said Mike Cook, senior vice president, North America Division, Hughes. “This relationship is a powerful way to make broadband a reality for the millions of Americans and small business owners who cannot get high-speed Internet access from cable or DSL providers.”