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HughesNet Gen5 Wins Gold Stevie In 2017 American Business Awards


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

Germantown, Md., May 25, 2017—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced HughesNet® Gen5 was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Consumer Services category in the 15th annual American Business Awards. HughesNet Gen5 is 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.

Launched March 16, 2017, HughesNet Gen5 delivers faster speeds, more data, and built-in Wi-Fi for consumers and small businesses across the continental U.S. and key areas within Alaska. HughesNet Gen5 is 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 that launched in 2012. 

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. Details about the American Business Awards and the list of 2017 Stevie winners are available at   

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a Gold Stevie winner from the American Business Awards,” said Peter Gulla, senior vice president of marketing at Hughes. “With over 1 million subscribers, HughesNet is America’s #1 choice for satellite Internet. HughesNet Gen5 builds upon this successful legacy and we are proud to bring fast, reliable high-speed Internet to people everywhere across America, no matter where they live or work.”

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“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before. The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at