Hughes announces addition of broadband internet access to GSA Schedule 70 contract

Telecom Lead America: Hughes Network announced the
addition of digital bulletin boards, broadband internet access, and Ka-band
transportable satellite solutions to its U.S. General Services Administration
(GSA) Schedule 70 contract. 

“Government is increasingly more mobile, and
employees need solutions and services that have the bandwidth and speeds to
meet their communication needs, wherever and whenever they are required,”
said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes.

Hughes new GSA Schedule offerings including digital
bulletin boards, broadband Internet access, and Ka-band transportables enable
employees to receive and share information with each other or the public.

Digital bulletin boards enable users to choose from
either the Hughes-Hosted or Customer-Hosted model solutions that enable
government agencies to deliver the most cost-effective, high-impact
communications available.

Hughes claims that its Connect Service plans are the best
suited for teleworkers and small offices with one to two users. Hughes Express
Service plans are intended for medium and large-size government offices with
multiple users. Download speeds range from 1 Mbps for the Connect 100 plan to 5
Mbps for the Express 500 plan.

Hughes HN9500 broadband satellite router and antenna
system includes vehicle mounted and flyaway kit options and service to support
emergency response requirements. 

To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.8 million systems
to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share.

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