State and Local Agencies across the U.S. are Getting Connected with HughesNet Gen5 for Business August 13, 2019 HughesNet , JUPITER System , Connecting the Unconnected false Single, consolidated contract enables 22 states to use America’s #1 choice for satellite Internet On behalf of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), the state of Utah is leading a 22-state effort to simplify the process for purchasing telecommunications services. As part of this single, consolidated Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract, Hughes has been selected to provide state agencies with HughesNet®—the nation’s #1 satellite Internet service, designed to meet small office needs with unlimited data plans, built-in Wi-Fi and fast, 25 Mbps speeds. Local agencies throughout the 22 participating states—including law enforcement, park services and agriculture stations—are taking advantage of the new contract to get connected. Additional states may opt in later. With HughesNet, employees have rapid access to critical information and applications such as email, point-of-sale transactions, Web pages, sharing files, online videos and more, regardless of where they work. As a case in point, there are more than 8,500 state parks across the United States spanning over 19 million acres without access to terrestrial broadband service. Now, park employees will be able to better fulfill their mission of protecting nature’s wonders for all to visit and enjoy. Under the contract, Hughes will also offer its lightweight, ruggedized flyaway satellite terminal (VSAT). Powered by the JUPITER™ System, this versatile terminal can be quickly set up in the most demanding environments—such as following a natural disaster. As a turnkey SATCOM solution, it is easily transported and assembled and has a self-pointing antenna to lock on to a satellite within minutes, requiring only one trained person who does not need extensive satellite knowledge or expertise. 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 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 Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Hughes India for LeadershipMar 24, 2021 Hughes “Digital Workers” Improve Field Service and Customer ExperienceMar 24, 2021 Related Posts See All EM Weekly Podcast Episode: When Disaster Strikes, Staying Connected Matters February 19, 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 Connecting the Unconnected Part 5: The Regulatory Landscape with Jennifer Manner March 15, 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.