GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced its new high capacity satellite Internet service — HughesNet® Gen4 — has been successfully activated and is available for new subscribers.
HughesNet Gen4 delivers dramatically increased speeds (up to 15 Mbps, depending on the plan) and greater download capacity, enabling customers to do more online than ever before. With HughesNet Gen4, customers can experience all the benefits of the online world and stay connected with friends, family and colleagues. It is ideal for those living in areas in which high-speed landline connections are just not available.
In addition to a better web surfing experience, HughesNet Gen4 delivers the performance required to support high-bandwidth applications, including social media and video and music streaming. HughesNet Gen4 is available in a variety of new, affordable Power plans to suit customer’s specific requirements. Hughes is offering an upgrade program for existing customers.
“Our new fourth generation high-speed satellite Internet service is an industry game changer, allowing customers to do more of what they love online, from shopping and social networking to movies and music,” said Mike Cook, senior vice president, North American Division at Hughes. “Hughes pioneered the satellite broadband industry, and HughesNet Gen4 continues our long tradition of innovation to bring the many benefits of high-speed Internet access to people everywhere across America—no matter where they live or work.”
HughesNet is the nation’s #1 high-speed satellite Internet service and Gen4 is built on the industry’s most advanced network of high-capacity satellites and on-the-ground equipment, including the new EchoStar® XVII satellite with JUPITER™ high-throughput technology.