U.S. Government Education and Training Network (GETN) Selects Hughes to Provide Critical Satellite Broadband Services December 15, 2018 HughesON Managed Networks false Managed network delivers distance learning to thousands of government employees at U.S. and international sites. As a long-time trusted partner, Hughes was again awarded a new contract for a fully managed, global satellite network to support distance learning programs for the Government Education and Training Network (GETN). The GETN community, a consortium of multiple agencies, has depended on Hughes for over a decade to power its distance learning network across the U.S. and dozens of international sites. “Hughes has supported GETN for 10 years, and we value the opportunity to continue delivering a secure and reliable network for government agencies to train their global workforce,” said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president of Government Solutions at Hughes. “The GETN program exemplifies how best to harness the power of online training for employees in dispersed locations, while reducing or eliminating travel costs.” Illustration of delivering training content via High-Definition interactive TV through a secure terrestrial audio-conferenceGETN distributes training content via High-Definition (HD) interactive TV through a secure terrestrial audio-conferencing system. This seamless, interoperable network allows member agencies to share video-based distance learning and common facilities. Users report completing over 250,000 student training hours each year through GETN, resulting in a cost avoidance totaling tens of millions in annual training dollars. GETN supports, among others, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), United States Air Force (USAF), Air Force Reserve Command (AFRC), Air National Guard (ANG), Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Training applications over the network range from broadcasting videos of mock trials for judicial employees to instructor-led video discussions for air traffic controllers, medical personnel, civil engineers, acquisition professionals, and aircraft mechanics around the world. This marks the third time Hughes has been selected to deliver the turnkey satellite broadcast network, which is expected to encompass 1,030+ downlink sites with one or more classrooms, 5 uplink sites, 21 broadcast studios, and 44 international sites. The Hughes team includes longtime subcontractor Convergent Media Systems to support installation, maintenance, and content scheduling for the network. Under the contract, GETN will utilize HughesON™ managed broadband service at select sites—including the most cost-effective combination of wireline, wireless and satellite connectivity—and enable agencies to maximize network efficiency and performance by sharing idle bandwidth among members. 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 Satellite Enabled Voice Services Save Idaho Property and Many Acres from WildfireSep 29, 2021 SATELLITE 2021 Show TakeawaysSep 27, 2021 5 for 50: Five Industries Impacted by Hughes Technologies and ServicesSep 28, 2021 How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous InnovationJul 23, 2021 Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year HistoryJul 23, 2021 Related Posts See All How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous Innovation July 23, 2021 Proof of Performance January 25, 2021 How ML and AI Help Optimize Network Management September 22, 2020 Looking for a Clear Path to Better Network Performance, Increased Security and Reduced Costs? August 25, 2020 Two Strategies to Address Top CIO Concerns August 25, 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.