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Enabling the fastest growing segment in the U.S. economy to connect and thrive.
Small to medium-sized businesses are critical to the growth of the U.S. economy. And while they may not have the same resources as big, well-established companies, they have the same challenges and needs: processing payroll, conducting point of sale transactions, using social media to market products, deploying online training, sending emails, sharing files, managing contacts, publishing content, and downloading Web pages. Yet many are located in outlying areas without access to terrestrial broadband, whether cable, fiber, or DSL service. In fact, there are over one million underserved small businesses in America—and many of them are not yet aware that there is high-speed satellite Internet available everywhere with HughesNet® for Business.
HughesNet for Business
For three decades, Hughes has been delivering managed network solutions to Fortune 500 companies. Using that experience, Hughes created HughesNet for Business—a robust suite of highspeed Internet plans specifically tailored for small-to-medium-sized businesses. In doing so, Hughes has fundamentally re-imagined what satellite Internet can do for businesses. Whether a single office or a distributed organization with multiple branches, HughesNet provides a reliable, secure, and always-on connection that gives users instant access to the critical information and applications they need.
An Alternative to Terrestrial Fixed or Wireless Broadband
Many businesses currently served by DSL are discovering that their copper infrastructure is maxing out in terms of speed, which is often less than 10 Mbps. That is because the major telecom providers are no longer maintaining their copper infrastructure and, as a result, businesses are often finding DSL too unreliable. The situation is made worse for businesses at the end of the communications loop where service can be very slow and variable. While some have been turning to digital cellular service as a solution, that can get expensive, especially when the business uses a lot of data.
Norm’s Farm, which is owned by Ann Lenhardt and her family, experienced this struggle firsthand. Norm’s Farm produces and markets elderberry products through a network of farms and production facilities throughout the US and from a warehouse in a converted garage.
“We use the Internet for everything—email, order fulfillment, marketing, negotiating with partners and investors. We sell directly to consumers through our website, and also through online markets like Amazon and eBay,” Lenhardt said. “Before HughesNet, we were using DSL, and we’d get kicked off as many as 16 times a day. HughesNet for Business keeps us connected reliably.”
HughesNet for Business offers a range of affordable and flexible service plans—with no hard data limits. Businesses can choose three different ways to get started: buy equipment upfront, lease equipment, or select the “no commitment” option. The no commitment, purchase upfront option is designed for businesses, such as construction companies and seasonal campgrounds who may want to turn their Internet service on and off at a location, such as at a model home or sales trailer. All HughesNet for Business Plans come with commercial-grade equipment and installation to ensure added reliability, and several different maintenance options are available.
Plans for Home-based Entrepreneurs
HughesNet for Business is also ideal for home-based business owners who run their businesses during the day and need Internet access for their families at night. Unlike residential plans, on which many homebased businesses rely, each HughesNet for Business service plan includes a generous amount of Daytime Data so businesses can get more done during standard business hours (8 a.m.-6 p.m.), plus Anytime Data that can be used 24/7.
With HughesNet for Business, entrepreneurs can seize new opportunities, reach new customers, grow, and thrive—putting the power of broadband to work.