“With HughesNet Gen5 we’ll be offering more data and materially higher speeds than we are today, and in addition built-in Wi-Fi and a range of features to enable our customers to optimize their online experience.”
Using satellites 22,300 miles away to supply Internet connections is geared to regions where terrestrial networks like cable and fiber are unavailable.
“Our target markets will continue to be the geographies not penetrated by cable and fiber, and we believe that the improved service offering will allow us to expand our addressable market of underserved homes,” Kaul said.
“We intend to announce our Gen5 service plans and pricing in January, followed by pre-launch marketing. We are obviously very excited about launching the new Gen5 service on Echo 19 Jupiter 2.”