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TMCNet:  Hughes provides high-speed Internet for agencies in difficult areas

[November 28, 2012]

Hughes provides high-speed Internet for agencies in difficult areas

Nov 28, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC has introduced new high-speed Internet service plans for government agencies that is available across the US and offers speeds up to 15Mbps.

The new plans are ideal in areas where terrestrial Internet connections are either unavailable, are too slow, or too expensive.

"Today's government missions demand higher performance connectivity than ever before. With the new Hughes Internet Access Solutions for government, agencies can take advantage of the most advanced network of high-capacity satellites in the industry, offering speeds up to 15Mbps and the freedom to work anywhere in the US," said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes.

The new Hughes Internet Access Solutions are powered by the recently launched EchoStar XVII satellite with JUPITER high-throughput technology. This next generation Ka-band satellite employs a multi-spot beam, bent-pipe architecture to provide the industry's fastest satellite Internet speeds.

The plans offer download speeds of 10 Mbps or 15 Mbps and a choice of generous data allowances tailored to the needs of the government. All tiers come with Hughes enterprise-grade equipment and are backed by Hughes service and support.

Hughes Network Systems is the world's provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, visit www.hughes.com.

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