How Satellite is Helping the Fight Against COVID-19 April 15, 2020 HughesNet , Interoperability , Satellite is Essential false At Hughes, we have always known that our services enable important connectivity. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, people and businesses everywhere are seeing first-hand just how essential satellite connectivity is to healthcare, the economy and society in general. We are proud that our technologies and services are helping to connect people around the world and provide the links to critical information—from precautions to help curb the spread of COVID-19 and access to telehealth resources to dissemination of government regulations such as shelter-in-place orders. Connecting Millions For nearly 1.5 subscribers across the US and Latin America, HughesNet is enabling teleworking and the home learning that many students need to continue their education. For communities outside the reach of wireline connectivity, satellite is their lifeline to crucial information and resources—not just in times of crisis, but every day. In La Higuera, Chile, a town 500 kilometers north of Santiago, Tomás Rodríguez, a teacher, dreamed about having Internet access at home. “Now that it is part of my every day, I tell my students and neighbors ‘That antenna is my entertainment to find information and communicate with others.’ There is no distance and there are no remote places anymore. The lack of cables is not an impediment to being connected.” Our networks are also enabling businesses to stay in business—whether that means conducting transactions online instead of in-person, providing customer support, managing finances and payroll, or using other cloud-based applications. Governments too—around the world—depend on their networks to share information with citizens and healthcare providers and provide vital services, supplies and funding. Serving our Troops and Frontline Caregivers In the early days of the crisis, our team responded within a matter of days to deploy and turn on Internet access at a North Carolina military base where troops were quarantined upon return from deployment. Hughes also introduced a new service, Hughes SatCell Connect, to deliver on-demand, satellite-enabled cellular connectivity for up to 10,000 devices at sites like remote hospitals where staying connected is critical, yet where commercial terrestrial service is unavailable. This is the connected future, when we are more reliant than ever on the Internet for telework, education, information, entertainment and social networking. And all of us at Hughes are proud to do our part in helping families, communities, governments and businesses by delivering the connectivity they need. Some of the ways Hughes is helping people around the world stay connected during the COVID-19 pandemic: Participating in the FCC’s “Keeping Americans Connected” pledge Introducing a new service, Hughes SatCell Connect, to deploy cellular connectivity on-demand to sites like remote hospitals Delivering additional bandwidth to rural bank branches in India to enable daily cash withdrawal for under-privileged rural citizens Deploying satellite Internet at a post-deployment quarantine camp for military personnel in NC Providing HughesNet for homeless students living with community members during the pandemic in NM. Connecting a community students’ hub in rural OK Enabling connectivity and TV programming for a tribal health center in AZ Categories See All Connecting the Unconnected (49) Satellite is Essential (47) Company News (42) JUPITER System (29) HughesNet (25) HughesON Managed Networks (18) SD-WAN (16) Podcast (15) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (12) Interoperability (11) Cellular Backhaul (10) Mobility (8) HughesON Digital Signage (1) Popular Blogs SSPI Event Explores Tomorrow’s $1.3 Trillion Space EconomyMay 3, 2021 HughesNet Named Best Satellite Internet Service, Meets Increased Demand in More PlacesMay 7, 2021 Hughes India Enables Access to Vital Banking ServicesMay 11, 2021 OneWeb Gateways Require Complex Hughes Engineering May 19, 2021 Better Satellite World Podcast: Space for All, Season 2 - The Rural ImperativeMay 24, 2021 Related Posts See All The Divide Podcast: The role of satellite broadband in closing the digital divide July 22, 2021 Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year History July 23, 2021 How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous Innovation July 23, 2021 HughesNet and 4-H Inspire Tomorrow’s STEM Leaders, Impacts that Last Say Hughes Employees July 19, 2021 SIA Report: Satellite Industry Leads Global Space Economy July 19, 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.