Hughes Awarded Order by EPA for Satellite Broadband Services
Company to Provide High-Speed Satellite Connectivity at 50 'RadNet' Radiation
GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 15, 2013
GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC
(HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, and
a leading provider of managed network and application services, today
announced that it has received an order from the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) to provide satellite broadband services for the agency's "RadNet"
program. Under the order, Hughes will provide 50 sites with 12 months of
satellite broadband service.
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The RadNet system monitors radiation levels of air, drinking water,
pasteurized milk and precipitation across the United States. The EPA will
upgrade its existing network with the addition of Hughes satellite broadband
technology during 2013.
The Hughes solution includes its HN9000 broadband satellite terminal and a
dedicated Access Gateway, supporting expansion and potential conversion into a
private network. Hughes will install and deliver satellite broadband services
at up to five RadNet locations each month.
"By providing a dedicated Access Gateway at the Hughes Network Operations
Center in Germantown, MD, EPA will have improved manageability and visibility
into the network about its health, and be able to operate their sites like a
private network," said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president of government
solutions at Hughes. "We're excited to begin work on this contract with our
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 3.3 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.
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.
©2013 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet
are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.
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