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HughesNet Celebrates One Year Anniversary in Mexico; the Number-One Satellite Internet Service Launched in Mexico in October 2019

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In its First Year, HughesNet Connects Thousands of Mexicans to the Internet, Delivers Essential Connectivity during COVID, and Employs More than 1,200 in Rural Areas

Mexico City, September 29, 2020 - Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today celebrates the one-year anniversary in Mexico of HughesNet®, the company’s flagship high-speed satellite Internet service. Reaching 97% of the population of Mexico, HughesNet is available in all 32 states, even in the most remote and rural places where land-based Internet access, such as fiber and cable, is not available.

“In our first year in Mexico, HughesNet has delivered the connection that thousands of Mexicans depend on to work, go to school and stay connected with family and friends,” said Paul Gaske, executive vice president and general manager, North American Division, Hughes. “And we are just getting started, as we continue to help more people across the country enjoy all the advantages of Internet access.”

“We are proud to connect so many Mexicans who are depending on the Internet during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Marcos Duarte, director of sales and operations for HughesNet in Mexico. “At the same time, we have created more than 1,200 new jobs through our network of authorized distributors—bringing even more benefits to rural communities.”

With service plans for homes and small businesses, HughesNet brings families and professionals the access they need to work, take online classes, surf the web, connect with social media, and conduct business activities such as processing credit card transactions and managing inventory.

HughesNet customer Jose Pablo Gaona, General Director of Axitla, an orchid nursery in Morelos, said: “Thanks to HughesNet, my business is more secure. I can monitor it remotely wherever I am, and I improved the nursery's communication with our distribution centers.”

HughesNet customer Sergio Alán Rosas de la Cruz, a student at the College of Scientific and Technological Studies of the State of Sonora, in the community of Santa Ana, said: “HughesNet has helped me and my sister to continue our studies. The signal is very good, so now we can study and do homework easier and faster. Before we had HughesNet, it took 30 minutes to send the assignment, now it takes us one or two minutes.”

For more information about HughesNet, the world’s leading satellite Internet service, visit the website