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TMCNet:  Hughes Awarded Order by EPA for Satellite Broadband Services

[January 15, 2013]

Hughes Awarded Order by EPA for Satellite Broadband Services

GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network and application services, today announced that it has received an order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide satellite broadband services for the agency's "RadNet" program. Under the order, Hughes will provide 50 sites with 12 months of satellite broadband service.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/NE29456LOGO ) The RadNet system monitors radiation levels of air, drinking water, pasteurized milk and precipitation across the United States. The EPA will upgrade its existing network with the addition of Hughes satellite broadband technology during 2013.

The Hughes solution includes its HN9000 broadband satellite terminal and a dedicated Access Gateway, supporting expansion and potential conversion into a private network. Hughes will install and deliver satellite broadband services at up to five RadNet locations each month.

"By providing a dedicated Access Gateway at the Hughes Network Operations Center in Germantown, MD, EPA will have improved manageability and visibility into the network about its health, and be able to operate their sites like a private network," said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president of government solutions at Hughes. "We're excited to begin work on this contract with our first order." About Hughes Network SystemsHughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 3.3 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

©2013 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

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