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Hughes Launches New HughesNet Business Internet Plans for Government Agencies


HughesNet® Gen4 upgraded Business Internet service plans provide high-speed connectivity nationwide to government locations and schools

Germantown, MD., December 2, 2014—Hughes Network Systems, LLC, (HUGHES), the world’s leading provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced the launch of new upgraded broadband satellite Internet access plans for government agencies and rural K-12 schools. Operating over the nationwide HughesNet Gen4 service and employing affordable customer premise equipment, the new Business Internet (BI) Select and Access Plans feature download speeds from 5 Mbps up to 15 Mbps and are available now.

“Government agencies need greater capacity for access to their applications and to better serve constituents,” said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for Hughes Government Solutions. “And K-12 schools in rural America need high-speed Internet access to better equip their students for the realities of digital learning and on-line testing. Our new service plans and greater allocations during school and business hours are ideal for students, teachers, and all public servants.”

Hughes ensures that local, state and federal governments have the latest commercial technology available. Hughes is offering 1-year plans for the public sector, which are available for departments and agencies to purchase through the Hughes GSA Schedule and available state contracts. Hughes also offers 2-year plans which include Express Repair Premium and ZoneAlarm free for six (6) months. Various maintenance package options are available as well as equipment purchase or lease options.

With more than one million subscribers in North America, HughesNet is the world’s leading broadband satellite Internet service. For more information about the new Business Internet Access and Select plans for government and K-12, please visit or call 1- 888-373-0761.

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