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 Satellite is Essential (53) Connecting the Unconnected (52) Company News (42) JUPITER System (33) HughesNet (27) HughesON Managed Networks (18) Podcast (17) SD-WAN (17) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (13) Interoperability (11) Mobility (11) Cellular Backhaul (11) Popular Blogs How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous InnovationJul 23, 2021 Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year HistoryJul 23, 2021 The Divide Podcast: The role of satellite broadband in closing the digital divideJul 22, 2021 Saving Space: How Sustainability Standards Can Protect the Industry and Our PlanetAug 16, 2021 Emergency Preparedness with Tony Bardo on FedScoop RadioAug 20, 2021 Related Posts See All Satellite Enabled Voice Services Save Idaho Property and Many Acres from Wildfire September 29, 2021 Deep in the Amazon, HughesNet Provides Connectivity September 15, 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 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.