HughesNet Expands Across the Americas July 09, 2019 HughesNet , JUPITER System , Connecting the Unconnected false Ecuador and Chile gain access to affordable, high-speed satellite Internet service Building on its success in the U.S. and expansion during the past two years in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, HughesNet® service was launched recently in Ecuador and Chile, making it far and away the #1 choice in high-speed satellite Internet service for consumers and businesses across the Americas. Operating over the Hughes 63 West High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) payload, HughesNet coverage reaches more than 90% of homes throughout Ecuador and over 98% throughout Chile, including areas unserved or underserved by terrestrial providers. According to figures from the Ecuador National Institute of Statistics and Census, though Internet penetration is over 50% in urban areas, 61% of people in rural areas do not have access to the Internet. In Chile, the Subsecretería de Telecomunicaciones (SUBTEL) estimates that nearly half of Chilean households either have no broadband Internet access or their service is slower than 5 Mbps. “We are committed to bringing affordable Internet service to people and businesses everywhere in the world to help promote education, social well-being and economic development,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “Following our successful launch of HughesNet service in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru, we take pride in bringing our signature high-speed satellite Internet to Ecuador and Chile to help connect the unconnected and bridge the digital divide.” To date, more than 1.3 million consumer and business subscribers in the Americas enjoy the many benefits of highspeed Internet access with HughesNet. Service plans offered in Latin America come with built-in Wi-Fi and include speeds of up to 50 Mbps download/5 Mbps upload. HughesNet is powered by the latest generation of the Hughes JUPITER™ System, the world’s most widely deployed satellite broadband platform, which employs the DVB-S2X standard for highly efficient use of satellite bandwidth. The JUPITER System supports a wide range of applications, from broadband Internet/ Intranet access, to community Wi-Fi hotspots, cellular backhaul, digital signage and mobility, including airborne services. 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 Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year HistoryJul 23, 2021 The Divide Podcast: The role of satellite broadband in closing the digital divideJul 22, 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 Related Posts See All 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 Peru School System and HughesNet Connect Students to Educational Resources June 15, 2021 The Future of Connectivity June 09, 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.