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What do a one-man, non-profit organization in Georgia, a home-schooled family in Louisiana bayou country, and a comptroller in Arkansas farmland have in common? Despite the many differences in their pursuits and situations, they all live in picturesque locations that are beyond the reach of high-speed terrestrial Internet service.
These families are not alone. There are an estimated 10 million to 15 million households and small businesses in the U.S. that are unserved or underserved by land-based broadband services. And today, when dependable, high-performance Internet access is considered a necessity by most people, some don’t think they have any broadband options at all.
In fact, they do. Thanks to Hughes satellite technology, HughesNet® high-speed Internet service is available throughout the country. With over 659,000 subscribers at year-end 2012, HughesNet is the world’s #1 high-speed satellite Internet service—reaching consumers and small businesses in North America no matter where they live or work. All they need is a clear view of the southern sky. And now HughesNet Gen4 is delivering dramatically greater speeds and enabling customers to do more online than ever before.
HughesNet Gen4 is the latest-generation Hughes satellite Internet offering, providing customers the performance required to support today’s high-bandwidth applications. With download speeds from 10 Mbps up to 15 Mbps and download allowances of up to 40 Gigabytes per month, HughesNet Gen4 delivers a robust Internet service no matter how it’s used—for work, school, social media, video clips, music, or just keeping connected with friends, family, and colleagues. Let’s take a look at some of the people who are enjoying the benefits of HughesNet Gen4.
Blake Paul is a comptroller for the Assemblies of God Church, as well as owner of an independent management and accounting consultancy, which he runs from his home in an Arkansas farming community. His wife is a teacher who needs Internet access for research and developing lesson plans. The couple’s 15-year-old son uses the Internet for writing papers and other classwork. HughesNet Gen4 enables the Pauls to stay connected for both business and personal use—everything from communicating with clients, to shopping online, to viewing services from a church in California, to taking online classes.
Meanwhile, in Elmer, Louisiana, surrounded by wildlife preserves, Nathan and Cindy Babb run two businesses—a truck brokerage and a satellite service company—and educate their three children from their home. The high performance of HughesNet Gen4 enables the Babbs to conduct business and educate their children all at the same time—with no logjams.
“The speeds are awesome,” said Nathan Babb. “My wife can be on the computer or the VPN or working with all three kids remotely. We’ve never had a problem with the bandwidth; no one has ever yelled ‘turn that off!’ because the Internet slowed down.”
And on any given day, as many as 150 people rely on Tim Josey to help them get prescription drugs. Josey runs a one-man, non-profit organization called MedService out of his home in Hazlehurst, Georgia. MedService helps low-income, disabled, elderly people receive donated medicines from pharmaceutical companies. After struggling with multiple dial-up services, Josey now uses HughesNet Gen4 to communicate with his clients and their doctors, research insurance rules and pharmaceutical companies’ free medication policies, as well as for personal tasks like downloading movies and updating computer software.
HughesNet Gen4 is built on the industry’s most advanced network of high-capacity satellites and on-the-ground equipment, with the new EchoStar XVII satellite with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology as the cornerstone. From Arkansas to Georgia to Louisiana and beyond, HughesNet Gen4 has launched a new era in high-speed Internet services, keeping people connected to the world and enabling them to get the most out of their online experience.
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