Helping Change Lives for the Better through the Power of Connectivity August 23, 2018 Sharyn Nerenberg, Director, Corporate Communications Emergency Communications , Connecting the Unconnected , Satellite is Essential , Cellular Backhaul , Community Wi-Fi false Hughes, an EchoStar Company has been named to Fortune magazine’s 2018 Change the World list. According to Fortune, the recognition comes from: …doing what so many great companies do: trying to fix something that needs fixing and trying to turn a profit while doing it. Indeed, businesses around the globe manage to accomplish both of these things—they do well by doing good—every day... For Hughes, that “something that needs fixing” is the global digital divide. It’s no secret that there is a huge disparity around the world among those that enjoy and benefit from digital connectivity and the nearly four billion people that lack Internet access – now considered a basic human right according to the United Nations. And before one dismisses this as a “third world problem,” it should be noted that there are as many as 18 million households in the United States alone that are unserved or underserved by terrestrial broadband. Hughes is committed to bridging the global digital divide by bringing Internet connectivity to underserved communities around the world. Today more than 1.2 million people in North and South America rely on HughesNet satellite Internet to stay connected. In the U.S., Hughes delivers high-speed broadband access to homes, schools, libraries, and rural health care providers under a federal program to provide affordable Internet access. In Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, where millions lack Internet connectivity, our newest satellite capacity, Hughes 63 West, will extend broadband coverage to reach more than 90% of the populations. Hughes technology connects thousands of schools across Mexico, Brazil, Russia, India (reaching more than 25,000 medical students in 50 Indian cities) and other emerging economies for online education. In remote villages from Russia to Peru, mobile network operators use Hughes satellite backhaul solutions to expand their cellular/Wi-Fi services in areas which otherwise would be left unconnected. And satellite delivers in times of disaster. During one of the worst hurricane seasons on record, Hughes equipment and capacity connected first responders and residents in Texas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Pradman Kaul, President and CEO of Hughes, says it best: From building networks for businesses that drive the global economy, to helping people access greater educational opportunities, to providing vital communications in times of disaster, or simply by delivering high-speed Internet access to communities that otherwise would be unconnected …our work truly helps change peoples’ lives for the better, which is what drives all of us at Hughes every day. Categories See All Connecting the Unconnected (45) Satellite is Essential (40) Company News (39) JUPITER System (28) HughesNet (23) HughesON Managed Networks (17) SD-WAN (15) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (11) Interoperability (11) Podcast (11) Cellular Backhaul (10) Mobility (7) HughesON Digital Signage (1) Popular Blogs HughesNet Named Best Satellite Internet Service, Meets Increased Demand in More PlacesMay 7, 2021 Hughes India Enables Access to Vital Banking ServicesMay 11, 2021 Innovations that Changed the Industry: The Two-Way VSATFeb 22, 2021 Audio Podcast Interview with Rick Lober, VP/GM Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network SystemsFeb 17, 2021 EM Weekly Podcast Episode: When Disaster Strikes, Staying Connected MattersFeb 19, 2021 Related Posts See All EM Weekly Podcast Episode: When Disaster Strikes, Staying Connected Matters February 19, 2021 Audio Podcast Interview with Rick Lober, VP/GM Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems February 17, 2021 Tech Talks Daily Interview with Mark Wymer, SVP North America Consumer Division January 18, 2021 Audio Podcast Interview with Dave Rehbehn, VP-International Division, Hughes Network Systems November 25, 2020 Connecting the Unconnected Part 6: The Future of Connectivity April 01, 2020 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.