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TMCNet:  Hughes Satellite helping coordinate rebuilding efforts for over 110 homes in New York

[January 30, 2013]

Hughes Satellite helping coordinate rebuilding efforts for over 110 homes in New York

Jan 30, 2013 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) said it is providing satellite broadband Internet and voice services to Habitat for Humanity of Westchester, NY in its Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts.

These essential communications are supporting the rebuilding of over 110 homes damaged by the hurricane in Breezy Point, NY and are the result of a combined effort by Hughes, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ: CSCO) and the Global VSAT Forum.

After Superstorm Sandy decimated Breezy Point, Habitat for Humanity volunteered to help the residents rebuild their homes, setting up a command centre nearby to coordinate the effort. Flooding and power outages had knocked out base stations, towers and switching centers of terrestrial network providers, while the Hughes satellite network withstood the disaster well with limited or no reported disruption to service.

Hughes broadband service is provided through its new Internet Access Solutions, powered by the EchoStar (NASDAQ: SATS) XVII satellite with JUPITER high-throughput technology.

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., a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, visit

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