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Hughes Announces Emergency Networking Solutions in Anticipation of Hurricane Season

GERMANTOWN, Md. May 21, 2012

$15 billion Forbes

Mike Cook

Businesses and government agencies should follow these steps to stay connected during hurricane season 2012:

  • Have a back-up generator and plenty of batteries on hand
  • Subscribe to a resilient, high-speed Internet service
  • Prepare and protect critical data.
  • Keep at least one corded phone connected to a wall jack
  • Do not hesitate to go on alert.

Landline connections can be unreliable during significant flooding and windy conditions, forcing operations to cease. This can mean a significant loss of revenue for businesses and disruption of vital government services that are needed most in recovery operations. Whether an organization needs emergency communications at a fixed site or on-the-move, Hughes can deliver reliable connections during crisis. 

Hughes provides an Internet service plan with download speeds of up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 1 Mbps. By using the advanced SPACEWAY© 3 Ka-band satellite system, the plan provides organizations with the flexibility they need in an emergency, requiring only a two-month service commitment and the option to extend it on a month-to-month basis. For organizations that have mobile needs, Hughes offers vehicle-mount, on-the-move terminals that set up quickly and provide emergency Internet access. Every solution is backed by comprehensive 24/7 technical support and next-business day field maintenance.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes 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 2.8 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.

Washington, D.C. Germantown, Maryland

©2012 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

Tropical Cyclone Report, Hurricane Irene, Updated April 11, 2012

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

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