Hughes Recognized by Fortune Among Top 10 Companies Changing the World December 15, 2018 HughesNet , Company News false Listing recognizes Hughes innovation that bridges the digital divide and provides connectivity where and when it’s needed most. Hughes was named number 10 in the Fortune Change the World List, a ranking of the top 57 companies that make a positive social impact as part of their core business strategy. Fortune selected Hughes for the company’s efforts to connect people, businesses, and communities: bridging the digital divide and contributing to disaster preparedness and recovery. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Fortune magazine among such prestigious companies in the 2018 Change the World List,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “It is a testament to our dedicated and innovative people and the work they do every day, all around the world, providing reliable and resilient connectivity to businesses, governments, and communities.” Also on the list, in the number-one spot, was Hughes customer Reliance Jio, the largest 4G and mobile broadband digital services provider in India. Reliance Jio earned the recognition for bringing connectivity to remote and rural areas of India. Hughes is proud to be part of that initiative, providing satellite backhaul to 400 of Reliance Jio’s 4G cellular sites. Today, enterprises, governments, service providers, and consumers on six continents depend on Hughes technologies and services. Hughes invented the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) over three decades ago and commercialized satellite networks for businesses and governments; in the last decade it has helped close the digital divide by bringing high-speed satellite Internet service to people and small businesses outside the reach of terrestrial broadband. As cited by Fortune, Hughes technology enables communications during times of disaster, such as when Hurricane Maria erased 2,400 miles of terrestrial lines in Puerto Rico, and over 1,500 Hughes VSATs were deployed to connect residents, hospitals, and first responders. Hughes now stands as the #1 global provider of satellite networks and operator of the world’s largest satellite Internet service. Fortune evaluated and identified the top companies based on four criteria: measurable social impact, the business result in terms of profitability and contribution to shareholder value, degree of innovation, and corporate integration. 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) 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 OneWeb Gateways Require Complex Hughes Engineering May 19, 2021 Better Satellite World Podcast: Space for All, Season 2 - The Rural ImperativeMay 24, 2021 The Future of ConnectivityJun 9, 2021 Related Posts See All 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 “Bringing high-speed connectivity into rural areas is part of our DNA.” Mark Wymer, HughesNet April 07, 2021 Hughes India Enables Access to Vital Banking Services May 11, 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.