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Hughes Announces HughesNet Gen5 High-Speed Satellite Internet Service


First Satellite Internet Service to Deliver 25 Mbps Download Speeds Coast-to-Coast Across the U.S.

Washington, D.C.—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced HughesNet® Gen5, the first and only U.S. satellite Internet service to offer Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defined broadband speeds – 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps uploads – from coast-to-coast.

When it goes live on March 16, 2017, HughesNet Gen5 will deliver faster speeds, more data, and built-in Wi-Fi for consumers and small businesses across the entire continental U.S. and key areas within Alaska. HughesNet Gen5 will be powered by the Hughes JUPITER™ System, the most widely deployed satellite networking platform globally, operating over EchoStar XIX, the world’s highest-capacity broadband satellite, as well as EchoStar XVII currently in orbit.

“As the industry leader, Hughes continues to invest in technological innovations to deliver an ever enhanced Internet experience for our rapidly growing customer base,” said Pradman Kaul, president, Hughes. “HughesNet Gen5 builds on the success of America’s #1 satellite Internet service—with over 1 million subscribers, and rated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the nation’s leading ISP in delivering on advertised speeds (ref : “2016 Measuring Broadband in America” report )—bringing the many benefits of high-speed Internet to people everywhere across America, no matter where they live or work.”

HughesNet Gen5 is available in a variety of affordable consumer and business plans to suit customer’s specific requirements, featuring from 10 to 250 GB/month of data, and all with download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps. Additional features include:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi to connect wireless devices
  • No hard data limits – if monthly plan data is exceeded, service continues at a reduced speed until the next billing cycle
  • Video Data Saver to watch more videos using less data
  • Bonus Zone – 50 GB of free data per month to use during off-peak hours (2 a.m.-8 a.m.)

HughesNet is available through a nationwide network of dealers and sales agents, as well as directly through