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Hughes Launches Fastest Ever Satellite Broadband Access Plans for Businesses throughout the U.S.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008   (0 Comments)
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Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced the availability of HughesNet Business Internet service plans, the fastest satellite Internet plans ever offered, bringing affordable, reliable, and high-performance broadband access to small- and mid-sized businesses (SMB) throughout the nation.

Starting at only $59.99 per month, HughesNet Business Internet plans have been specifically tailored to the SMB market complete with competitive pricing and flexible billing options. Customers can choose from seven plans, with speeds up to 1 Mbps on the uplink and up to 5 Mbps on the downlink, and are available to SMBs regardless of their location, which may be outside the reach of terrestrial cable and DSL providers.

Hughes estimates that there are over three million underserved businesses in the U.S. HughesNet Business also features a range of service options designed to grow as the needs of a business grows, including broadband backup access to ensure consistent connectivity, and a virtual private network (VPN) solution for secure networking among business locations.

The HughesNet Business Internet plans are made possible by the advanced technology of SPACEWAY™ 3, the world's first commercial satellite with on-board switching and routing. Developed and owned by Hughes, SPACEWAY 3 is optimized for data networking and has the highest capacity of any commercial satellite, which fuels the faster speeds and allows for cost-effective and efficient processing of bandwidth intensive applications.

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.5 millions systems to customers in over 100 countries.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH).

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