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Hughes Executive to Address the National Association of State Technology Directors Conference


Comments to Focus on How Managed Broadband Services Can Help Rural State Agencies Achieve Significant Cost Savings

Germantown, MD―Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for Government Solutions, will participate as a panelist at the National Association of State Technology Directors’ (NASTD) 37th Annual Conference & Technology Showcase, Attaining Excellence through Collaboration.

The panel, “Managed Services: Practical Strategies for Success,” is comprised of representatives from industry and moderated by a state government executive. Mr. Bardo’s comments will address how a managed broadband approach to Internet connectivity can provide rural agencies with up to three times the broadband speed, at less than half the cost than the traditional T1 line.

WHO: Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for Government Solutions, Hughes

WHAT: NASTD 2014 Annual Conference & Technology Showcase “Managed Services: Practical Strategies for Success”

WHEN: Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

WHERE: The Coeur d’Alene Inn
506 W Appleway Avenue
Coeur D’Alene, ID 83814-9510

Anthony "Tony" Bardo has over 30 years’ experience in strategic communication technologies that serve the complex needs of government.

Members of the media interested in interviewing Mr. Bardo, may contact Mary Alice Johnson at or (571) 323-2585, ext. 2140.

To learn more about Hughes government solutions, please visit or call 1-866-805-5448.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 4 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit