HughesNet Named Best Satellite Internet Service, Meets Increased Demand in More Places May 07, 2021 Company News false In 1996, Hughes introduced the first satellite Internet service for consumers and small businesses – which would ultimately become the service now marketed as HughesNet®. By 2012, the company was powering HughesNet with speeds of 5 Mbps down. Since then, HughesNet has offered continually faster speeds generation over generation with each successive release. In fact, this drive to continually enhance the customer experience is at the core of the company’s ongoing innovations in both satellite and ground systems technology for its own HughesNet as well as in support of other operators’ broadband implementations around the world. And that’s why today’s satellite technology is sophisticated, fast and dependable. HughesNet now supports speeds of 25 Mbps down (the FCC’s current definition of “broadband”) for consumer plans. These capabilities are part of the reason HughesNet is the leading satellite Internet service and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report 360 Reviews as the Best Satellite Internet Provider of 2021. U.S. News cites superior data performance and availability as competitive differentiators for HughesNet. Most recently, Hughes secured additional capacity over Puerto Rico for HughesNet. Made possible by engineering the Hughes 63 West satellite payload, the capacity increase will enhance the customer experience for current HughesNet customers across Puerto Rico and enable Hughes to serve even more customers on the island with affordable, reliable Internet access. “Due to the pandemic and recent natural disasters, the people of Puerto Rico understand the value of being connected,” said Peter Gulla, senior vice president, Hughes. “Across the island, HughesNet delivers internet access by satellite so people can work from home, attend school, and keep up with latest health and disaster information. HughesNet goes where other providers can’t reach.” Because the need for connectivity has never been greater, Hughes continues to optimize its network. The company is currently building its newest generation satellite, dubbed JUPITER 3, which is slated for launch in the second half of 2022. When it enters service, JUPITER 3 will enable higher speed plans, with download speeds of up to 100 Mbps. What’s more, the satellite will deliver more than 500 Gbps of capacity across two continents, with service targeted directly to communities where wire-line services are not available – another example of how continual improvements and expansions help to serve more people in more places. Categories See All Connecting the Unconnected (47) Satellite is Essential (42) Company News (39) JUPITER System (28) HughesNet (24) HughesON Managed Networks (17) Community Wi-Fi (15) SD-WAN (15) Podcast (14) Interoperability (11) Emergency Communications (11) Cellular Backhaul (10) Mobility (7) HughesON Digital Signage (1) Popular Blogs “Bringing high-speed connectivity into rural areas is part of our DNA.” Mark Wymer, HughesNetApr 7, 2021 Better Satellite World Podcast: Space for All, Season 2 - The Rural ImperativeMay 24, 2021 The Future of ConnectivityJun 9, 2021 Peru School System and HughesNet Connect Students to Educational ResourcesJun 15, 2021 Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Hughes India for LeadershipMar 24, 2021 Related Posts See All Hughes India Enables Access to Vital Banking Services May 11, 2021 SSPI Event Explores Tomorrow’s $1.3 Trillion Space Economy May 03, 2021 Hughes Employees Who’ve Shaped an Industry April 12, 2021 Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Hughes India for Leadership March 24, 2021 Innovations that Changed the Industry: The Two-Way VSAT February 22, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.