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By John Pearce 12 Mar, 2017

Germantown, Md., January 10, 2017—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, reported today that it has begun system level testing of its new EchoStar XIX satellite – the world’s highest capacity broadband satellite – following successful placement into its permanent geosynchronous orbital slot at 97.1° West longitude.

Designed with Hughes JUPITER™ System high-throughput technology, EchoStar XIX is a multi-spot beam, Ka-band satellite that will power   HughesNet® Gen5 , the next generation of America’s #1 high-speed satellite Internet service. From its 97.1° orbital slot, EchoStar XIX’s 138 beams will provide coverage for high-speed Internet service to homes and small businesses in the continental United States, Alaska, Mexico and parts of Canada and Central America.

“Hughes is proud to continue its heritage of innovation and leadership with the development and launch of the world’s most advanced broadband satellite,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “The successful positioning of EchoStar XIX is a significant milestone as it sets the stage for introducing our fifth-generation service, further pushing the envelope to deliver the highest quality satellite Internet experience available.”

EchoStar XIX joins EchoStar XVII, which has been in service since 2012, and will more than double HughesNet’s current capacity and support faster speeds and provide more data for today’s online activities. HughesNet currently has more than 1 million subscribers and was ranked first in delivering advertised speeds for the second year in a row by the Federal Communication Commission, as detailed in its “ Measuring Broadband in America ” 2016 report.

Now in geosynchronous orbit at 22,236 miles (35,786 kilometers) above the earth, the latest-generation Ka-band satellite was manufactured by   Space Systems Loral   and launched on a   United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida on December 18, 2016. Hughes expects to begin delivering service to customers over EchoStar XIX by the end of the first quarter of 2017.

For more information please visit   www.hughesnet.com/Gen5 .

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative technology solutions and a comprehensive suite of HughesON™ managed services for enterprises and governments worldwide. 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 5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 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 .

About EchoStar

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite and video delivery solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its EchoStar Satellite Services, EchoStar Technologies and Hughes Network Systems business segments. For more information, visit   echostar.com . Follow   @EchoStar   on Twitter.

By John Pearce 12 Mar, 2017

March 7, 2017

First Satellite Internet Service to Deliver 25 Mbps Download Speeds Coast-to-Coast Across the U.S.


Washington, D.C., March 7, 2017—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced   HughesNet® Gen5 , the first and only U.S. satellite Internet service to offer Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defined broadband speeds – 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps uploads – from coast-to-coast.

When it goes live on March 16, 2017, HughesNet Gen5 will deliver faster speeds, more data, and built-in Wi-Fi for consumers and small businesses across the entire continental U.S. and key areas within Alaska. HughesNet Gen5 will be powered by the Hughes JUPITER™ System, the most widely deployed satellite networking platform globally, operating over EchoStar XIX, the world’s highest-capacity broadband satellite, as well as EchoStar XVII currently in orbit.

“As the industry leader, Hughes continues to invest in technological innovations to deliver an ever enhanced Internet experience for our rapidly growing customer base,” said Pradman Kaul, president, Hughes. “HughesNet Gen5 builds on the success of America’s #1 satellite Internet service—with over 1 million subscribers, and rated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the nation’s leading ISP in delivering on advertised speeds (ref : “2016   Measuring Broadband in America ” report )—bringing the many benefits of high-speed Internet to people everywhere across America, no matter where they live or work.”

HughesNet Gen5 is available in a variety of affordable consumer and business plans to suit customer’s specific requirements, featuring from 10 to 250 GB/month of data, and all with download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps. Additional features include:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi to connect wireless devices
  • No hard data limits – if monthly plan data is exceeded, service continues at a reduced speed until the next billing cycle
  • Video Data Saver to watch more videos using less data
  • Bonus Zone – 50 GB of free data per month to use during off-peak hours (2 a.m.-8 a.m.)

HughesNet is available through a nationwide network of dealers and sales agents, as well as directly through   www.HughesNet.com .

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services, and a leading provider of managed network services, for home, office, enterprise and service providers. HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service is the largest satellite network in the world with over 1 million residential and business customers across North America and Brazil. The most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) system on 5 continents is Hughes JUPITER™ System, supporting broadband aeronautical, enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications on more than 20 HTS satellites globally. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 5.5 million satellite systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and is powering broadband services to hundreds of aircraft around the world. HughesON® provides industry-leading managed network services for large enterprises and governments employing an optimized mix of satellite, terrestrial and wireless connectivity.

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. For additional information about Hughes, please visit   www.hughes.com   and follow   @Hughes_Corp   on Twitter.

About EchoStar

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit   echostar.com . Follow   @EchoStar   on Twitter.

By John Pearce 12 Aug, 2015
On our blog page we will be posting newsworthy items about the HughesNet High Speed Satellite Internet System.
To get things rolling we will be posting some of the more important press releases coming out of HughesNet corporate offices in Germantown, Maryland.

Your comments and suggestions will always be appreciated. We ask you to keep in mind that for this blog to continue, it must maintain  a "Family Friendly" atmosphere. If for any reason, you have issues that demand our personal attention, feel free to contact us at 1-800-592-3814. or email me at isa@mfi.net.

Thank you for your cooperation and I hope you enjoy the content we will be releasingenjoy!

John Pearce
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HughesNet Satellite Internet

By John Pearce 12 Mar, 2017

Germantown, Md., January 10, 2017—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, reported today that it has begun system level testing of its new EchoStar XIX satellite – the world’s highest capacity broadband satellite – following successful placement into its permanent geosynchronous orbital slot at 97.1° West longitude.

Designed with Hughes JUPITER™ System high-throughput technology, EchoStar XIX is a multi-spot beam, Ka-band satellite that will power   HughesNet® Gen5 , the next generation of America’s #1 high-speed satellite Internet service. From its 97.1° orbital slot, EchoStar XIX’s 138 beams will provide coverage for high-speed Internet service to homes and small businesses in the continental United States, Alaska, Mexico and parts of Canada and Central America.

“Hughes is proud to continue its heritage of innovation and leadership with the development and launch of the world’s most advanced broadband satellite,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “The successful positioning of EchoStar XIX is a significant milestone as it sets the stage for introducing our fifth-generation service, further pushing the envelope to deliver the highest quality satellite Internet experience available.”

EchoStar XIX joins EchoStar XVII, which has been in service since 2012, and will more than double HughesNet’s current capacity and support faster speeds and provide more data for today’s online activities. HughesNet currently has more than 1 million subscribers and was ranked first in delivering advertised speeds for the second year in a row by the Federal Communication Commission, as detailed in its “ Measuring Broadband in America ” 2016 report.

Now in geosynchronous orbit at 22,236 miles (35,786 kilometers) above the earth, the latest-generation Ka-band satellite was manufactured by   Space Systems Loral   and launched on a   United Launch Alliance Atlas V launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Florida on December 18, 2016. Hughes expects to begin delivering service to customers over EchoStar XIX by the end of the first quarter of 2017.

For more information please visit   www.hughesnet.com/Gen5 .

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative technology solutions and a comprehensive suite of HughesON™ managed services for enterprises and governments worldwide. 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 5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 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 .

About EchoStar

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite and video delivery solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its EchoStar Satellite Services, EchoStar Technologies and Hughes Network Systems business segments. For more information, visit   echostar.com . Follow   @EchoStar   on Twitter.

By John Pearce 12 Mar, 2017

March 7, 2017

First Satellite Internet Service to Deliver 25 Mbps Download Speeds Coast-to-Coast Across the U.S.


Washington, D.C., March 7, 2017—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced   HughesNet® Gen5 , the first and only U.S. satellite Internet service to offer Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defined broadband speeds – 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps uploads – from coast-to-coast.

When it goes live on March 16, 2017, HughesNet Gen5 will deliver faster speeds, more data, and built-in Wi-Fi for consumers and small businesses across the entire continental U.S. and key areas within Alaska. HughesNet Gen5 will be powered by the Hughes JUPITER™ System, the most widely deployed satellite networking platform globally, operating over EchoStar XIX, the world’s highest-capacity broadband satellite, as well as EchoStar XVII currently in orbit.

“As the industry leader, Hughes continues to invest in technological innovations to deliver an ever enhanced Internet experience for our rapidly growing customer base,” said Pradman Kaul, president, Hughes. “HughesNet Gen5 builds on the success of America’s #1 satellite Internet service—with over 1 million subscribers, and rated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the nation’s leading ISP in delivering on advertised speeds (ref : “2016   Measuring Broadband in America ” report )—bringing the many benefits of high-speed Internet to people everywhere across America, no matter where they live or work.”

HughesNet Gen5 is available in a variety of affordable consumer and business plans to suit customer’s specific requirements, featuring from 10 to 250 GB/month of data, and all with download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps. Additional features include:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi to connect wireless devices
  • No hard data limits – if monthly plan data is exceeded, service continues at a reduced speed until the next billing cycle
  • Video Data Saver to watch more videos using less data
  • Bonus Zone – 50 GB of free data per month to use during off-peak hours (2 a.m.-8 a.m.)

HughesNet is available through a nationwide network of dealers and sales agents, as well as directly through   www.HughesNet.com .

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services, and a leading provider of managed network services, for home, office, enterprise and service providers. HughesNet® high-speed satellite Internet service is the largest satellite network in the world with over 1 million residential and business customers across North America and Brazil. The most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) system on 5 continents is Hughes JUPITER™ System, supporting broadband aeronautical, enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications on more than 20 HTS satellites globally. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 5.5 million satellite systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and is powering broadband services to hundreds of aircraft around the world. HughesON® provides industry-leading managed network services for large enterprises and governments employing an optimized mix of satellite, terrestrial and wireless connectivity.

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. For additional information about Hughes, please visit   www.hughes.com   and follow   @Hughes_Corp   on Twitter.

About EchoStar

EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit   echostar.com . Follow   @EchoStar   on Twitter.

By John Pearce 12 Aug, 2015
On our blog page we will be posting newsworthy items about the HughesNet High Speed Satellite Internet System.
To get things rolling we will be posting some of the more important press releases coming out of HughesNet corporate offices in Germantown, Maryland.

Your comments and suggestions will always be appreciated. We ask you to keep in mind that for this blog to continue, it must maintain  a "Family Friendly" atmosphere. If for any reason, you have issues that demand our personal attention, feel free to contact us at 1-800-592-3814. or email me at isa@mfi.net.

Thank you for your cooperation and I hope you enjoy the content we will be releasingenjoy!

John Pearce
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