High-Performance Broadband Internet Plans for Government Added to Hughes GSA Schedule

 High-Performance Broadband Internet Plans for Government Added to Hughes GSA

Cost-effective Access Available Nationwide, Powered by Next Generation
EchoStar XVII Satellite with JUPITER™ Technology

PR Newswire

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 18, 2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC
(HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services,
today announced that its next generation satellite broadband Internet plans
have been added to its U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule 70
#GS-35F-0907P. Available to federal, state, and local government customers
across the U.S., and providing speeds up to 15 Mbps, the three plans are ideal
in areas where terrestrial Internet connections are unavailable, too slow, or
cost- prohibitive.

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"Government agencies depend on the Internet to conduct and back up their
mission-critical operations, yet many – particularly those in remote locations
– have been unable to purchase cost-effective, high-speed Internet solutions,"
said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes.
"That ends today with the addition of Hughes high-capacity, next generation
Internet plans to our GSA Schedule. Now, every federal, state, and local
government agency across the U.S. has access to affordable broadband Internet
connectivity for both their primary and back-up needs."

Hughes Internet Access Solutions are powered by the recently launched
EchoStar XVII^® satellite with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology—a next
generation, Ka-band satellite employing a multi-spot beam, bent-pipe
architecture— delivering the industry's fastest satellite Internet speeds.

The plans offer download speeds of 10 Mbps or 15 Mbps and a choice of generous
data allowances tailored to the needs of the government. All three tiers come
with Hughes enterprise-grade equipment and are backed by Hughes service and

For additional information, please visit government.hughes.com.

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. Hughes, HughesNet, and Jupiter are
trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Website: http://www.hughes.com
Contact: Erin Studer, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, +1-301-601-7216,
erin.studer@hughes.com; or Mary Alice Johnson, ConnellyWorks, Inc.,
+1-571-323-2585 x2140, maryalice@connellyworks.com
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