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Hughesnet Gen5 Press Release

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Hughesnet Gen5 Press Release

Washington, D.C., March 7, 2017—Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced HughesNet® Gen5, the first and only U.S. satellite Internet service to offer Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defined broadband speeds – 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps uploads – from coast-to-coast.

When it goes live on March 16, 2017, HughesNet Gen5 will deliver faster speeds, more data, and built-in Wi-Fi for consumers and small businesses across the entire continental U.S. and key areas within Alaska. HughesNet Gen5 will be powered by the Hughes JUPITERTM System, the most widely deployed satellite networking platform globally, operating over EchoStar XIX, the world’s highest-capacity broadband satellite, as well as EchoStar XVII currently in orbit.

“As the industry leader, Hughes continues to invest in technological innovations to deliver an ever enhanced Internet experience for our rapidly growing customer base,” said Pradman Kaul, president, Hughes. “HughesNet Gen5 builds on the success of America’s #1 satellite Internet service—with over 1 million subscribers, and rated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the nation’s leading ISP in delivering on advertised speeds (ref : “2016 Measuring Broadband in America” report )—bringing the many benefits of high-speed Internet to people everywhere across America, no matter where they live or work.”

HughesNet Gen5 is available in a variety of affordable consumer and business plans to suit customer’s specific requirements, featuring from 10 to 250 GB/month of data, and all with download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps. Additional features include:

  • Built-in Wi-Fi to connect wireless devices
  • No hard data limits – if monthly plan data is exceeded, service continues at a reduced speed until the next billing cycle
  • Video Data Saver to watch more videos using less data
  • Bonus Zone – 50 GB of free data per month to use during off-peak hours (2 a.m.-8 a.m.)

HughesNet is available through a nationwide network of dealers and sales agents, as well as directly through www.HughesNet.com.



Source: http://www.hughes.com/company/newsroom/press-releases/hughes-announces-hughesnet-gen5-high-speed-sat...

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Assistant Professor

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Say what, 250 GB of data! Wonder if that is residential or just business. Can't be cheap.
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Associate Professor

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I am willing to bet that it's not cheap and isn't for average home users, but someone that makes money off of having an internet connection.  Probably a business class plan.
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Assistant Professor

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Live March 17, that's just around the corner. Was beginning to think would go into April.
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Assistant Professor

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So are the plans posted yet?
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Distinguished Professor IV

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250GB?  Say what?  

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Distinguished Professor IV

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Must be a special type thing, not part of the normal residential plans.  

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Assistant Professor

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That's what I was thinking. Maybe even for gubberment. 
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Associate Professor

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I would assume gubberment can get enterprise plans that have no allowance to speak of... >.>  Remember, there are a few PDF's on the net from the past where companies get "unlimited data" for a location for several thousand a month.  Safe to assume, such things are discussed behind closed doors and aren't usually revealed since it's a special setup per client.