Changing the World December 15, 2018 JUPITER System , Connecting the Unconnected , Satellite is Essential false Powering a connected experience is what Hughes® is all about and the connected experience is changing the world. Enabling individuals to thrive, communities to join the global economy, governments to deliver much-needed services to citizens, and enterprises large and small to successfully compete in bringing products and services to markets. Indeed, Hughes has been recognized by Fortune as one of the top ten companies that are changing the world—delivering broadband satellite connectivity to people and organizations globally, especially in areas underserved and unserved by terrestrial providers. Serving a wide range of end users—from consumers to large distributed organizations and governments—Hughes has an unwavering commitment to make broadband access ubiquitous. This mission is shared across business units and championed by company employees at every level — led by president Pradman Kaul. The India Case In India, where Kaul was born, 63% of the population, mostly in rural areas, have no Internet connectivity. In Kaul’s words: Even in America, big cities and suburbs are the first to enjoy many modern services – from Internet and TV to distance learning and telemedicine – while sparsely populated areas continue to be the last priority, or not a priority at all, to benefit from the infrastructure needed to make so many technologies possible. For these often-overlooked communities, satellite has been the solution, and Hughes continues to provide it every day. As a case in point, Reliance Jio, one of India’s largest telecom providers, is deploying a Hughes JUPITER™ satellite backhaul solution to connect its nationwide network of more than 400 cellular (4G) sites, bringing much-needed wireless connectivity to rural areas. By way of this solution, the entire country will soon enjoy ubiquitous coverage (full story page 11). Reliance Jio, a long-time Hughes customer, was also recognized by Fortune, earning the list’s top spot as a company changing the world. Positive Social Impact Through its satellite broadband service and support network, Hughes has helped Puerto Rico rebuild from the devastating hurricane in 2017. The Hughes team on the ground deployed more than 1,500 Hughes VSATs to connect residents, hospitals, and first responders. Another example of positive social impact took place during Pink October in a remote village of Brazil’s Peti Valley, supporting breast cancer awareness. In partnership with the Imama Institute of Rio Grande do Sul, a HughesNet team gathered women from the village to participate in an online video chat with an oncologist and several breast cancer survivors. The women were able to learn about the importance of self-exams and the prevention of and treatment options for breast cancer. The survivors were able to share their stories and touching testimonials. In this way, for these women in Peti Valley, satellite connectivity made potentially life-saving learning possible. 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 5 for 50: Five Industries Impacted by Hughes Technologies and Services September 28, 2021 SATELLITE 2021 Show Takeaways September 27, 2021 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 Vessels of all Types Use JUPITER System for Land-like Connectivity at Sea August 25, 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.