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State and Local Agencies across the U.S. are Getting Connected with HughesNet Gen5 for Business

Connecting the Unconnected
Satellite Broadband
Employee Communications

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.