HughesNet Gen5 high-speed satellite Internet service now on GSA schedule

Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a provider of broadband satellite networks and services, now has its HughesNet Gen5 available via the GSA´s Satellite Subscription Services (IT Schedule 70), the company said.

HughesNet Gen5 is the first US satellite Internet service to offer Federal Communications Commission (FCC)-defined broadband speeds — 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps uploads — from coast-to-coast, and can now be easily contracted by federal, state and local government agencies.

Today´s government agencies can be found in ex-urban and rural America as well as in downtown offices. Like for many businesses, there may be remote offices, labs, schools, park stations and research facilities that are outside of the reach of terrestrial broadband services employing fiber or cable access. With HughesNet Gen5 that problem is solved, as state and local government sites are now able to get broadband virtually anywhere in the contiguous United States and key parts of Alaska.

Hughes Network Systems is a leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet, the world´s largest satellite network with over 1m residential and business customers across North America and Brazil.

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.

EchoStar 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.