Germantown, Md., March 21, 2013―Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global
leader in broadband satellite solutions and services and a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar
Corporation, today announced at the Satellite 2013 Conference that it has selected Space
Systems/Loral (SSL) to build what will be the world’s highest capacity broadband
satellite―JUPITER 2/EchoStar XIX. With over 150 Gbps throughput, the new Ka-band satellite
will have 50 percent greater capacity than EchoStar XVII, which was also built by SSL for
Hughes and launched on July 5, 2012.
Planned for launch in mid-2016, JUPITER 2/EchoStar XIX will continue to power growth of
HughesNet in North America—the world’s largest high-speed satellite Internet service―with
659,000 subscribers as of YE2012. Building on the success of EchoStar XVII, the new satellite is
being designed with a next-generation architecture having more than 120 spot beams, facilitating
optimization of high quality Internet coverage across the U.S. and parts of Canada. Its expected
service lifetime is at least 15 years.
“Growth of our HughesNet consumer service continues at a record pace,” said Pradman Kaul,
president of Hughes, “and speed and application demands are only going to increase as the
online world expands into ever more data- and media-rich experiences. JUPITER 2/EchoStar
XIX will enable us to continue our leadership so that our customers can enjoy the Internet at its
fullest. SSL is a trusted partner in building our platforms and we look forward to working with
With four decades of experience, SSL is the leader in supplying high-throughput, Ka-band
“Hughes is the inventor of commercial VSATs and a pioneer in satellite broadband for the
consumer market,” said John Celli, president of SSL. “JUPITER 2/EchoStar XIX will be the
highest capacity broadband satellite ever built as a result of technology advances from both our
companies and the excellent spirit of teamwork between our people.”
HughesNet Gen4 Satellite Internet is a new innovative way to connect to the World Wide Web. Using satellite technology, HughesNet provides high-speed internet connections that are accessible to anyone in the contiguous United States. HughesNet Gen4 is a product of Hughes Network Systems, LLC who has been a leader in the broadband satellite network solutions for over 30 years. Enjoy faster web browsing and file downloading than ever before.
Unlike dial-up modems, satellite internet does not require a telephone line so customers may simultaneously browse the internet and use the telephone. HughesNet Gen4 is able to bring high-speed internet to areas that DSL and Cable internet connections are unable to reach. A trained HughesNet installation specialist will create a connection between your home computer and a satellite modem that is linked to a satellite dish. The satellite dish, usually placed on the roof of the home, transmits information to and delivers lightening fast internet.
HughesNet Gen4 offers three different plans: Power Max, Power Pro and Power. Power Max, the fastest of the tree, downloads files at 15 megabits per second. Power Pro downloads files at 10 Mbps and the basic package, Power, downloads files at 10 Mbps. Each plan also offers impressive upload speeds with the Power Max and power Pro plans boasting up to 2 megabits per second. While the basic Power package features an upload speed of 1 Mbps.
Another benefit offered by HughesNet Gen4 is unprecedented customer service. Both customer care and technical help are available 24/7. Help is available via online chat, email support and over the phone. The customer service website allows you to view the amount of bandwidth you have used, view and pay your bill and schedule downloads between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. when they offer 50% faster downloading as a bonus to their customers.
Other bonuses include blog design assistance and spam and virus protection. HughesNet Gen4 offers tools to assist with homepage customization and blog creation. Additionally, HughesNet Gen4 offers protection against viruses, phishing, spam and worms. HughesNet Gen4 satellite internet is compatible with Windows and Mac operating systems including Windows 7, Vista, and XP as well as Mac 10.1 or higher. All your computer will need to have is an Ethernet connection or a wireless connection and a wireless router.
Incredible download speeds, fast uploads, and speedy web browsing are just a few of the benefits of HughesNet Gen4 satellite internet. Contact a HughesNet Gen4 agent to make the switch today at 1-855-663-8200.
The launch of Hughesnet’s new service Gen4 has officially been release for 30 days. It is looking like it has had a great impact on Satellite Internet’s speeds, service, and installation. Hughes is reporting that Customer Satisfaction and activation rates are up. Installation companies are enjoying a faster and easier install with the new High Speed Satellite Internet Service. Here are some of the things Hughes and new customers are saying about the Hughesnet Gen4 service.
In the first 30 days of operation the new HughesNet® Gen4 high-speed satellite Internet service has been met with overwhelming positive feedback from consumers across the U.S., as they enjoy dramatically faster speeds and performance. Overall activation rates in October are substantially higher than the previous record month, and dealers are reporting faster installation times of customer terminal equipment due to a streamlined set-up process.
Hughes, the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, designed its HughesNet Gen4 satellite Internet service to deliver the performance required to support today’s high-bandwidth applications, including social media and video and music streaming. HughesNet Gen4 service delivers high-speed Internet at speeds up to 15 Mbps so customers can stay connected with friends, family and colleagues while enjoying all of the rich online content the Internet has to offer. Customers are enthusiastically praising the new service.
“HughesNet Gen4, wow, I can browse the web, update Windows7 and listen to Pandora all at the same time. I can have two computers, two cell phones, and my Nook connected with little or no slowdown,” said Susan, a HughesNet Gen4 customer in West Virginia.
Mark, a customer in Louisiana said, “I can download music and even stream videos using the Gen4 service. I can also monitor my home’s security cameras due to the much faster upload capabilities of the new Gen4 service. This was not possible with older satellite technology. For anyone who lives in a remote area with no available DSL or cable service, the new HughesNet Gen4 Internet service is the only way to go.”
“We couldn’t have asked for a better response to HughesNet Gen4. Customers are enthusiastic about exactly what it delivers—superior speeds at an affordable price and available across the U.S.,” said Mike Cook, senior vice president, North American Division at Hughes. “Your digital life shouldn’t be limited by where you choose to live. With HughesNet Gen4, you can live where you love and still stay connected.”
Hughesnet is currently doing in-orbit and system testing of the new service they call Gen4 that will be available in the coming months. To celebrate the coming of the new faster service, Hughesnet will be giving away a free Gen4 upgrade package, along with other prizes to a current Hughesnet subscriber.
The Grand Prize includes: a laptop computer, wireless router, Apple iPad, two months free service, and a free Hughes net Gen4 upgrade. You can also enter for one of 100 free Gen4 upgrades that will be given away.
For more information visit the sweepstakes website. Hughesnet Gen4 sweepstakes.
Is it hot where you are? It is here. We are located in Mississippi and temperatures are going to be in the mid 90′s all of this week. Summer time has arrived! I am one of the many people who enjoy this time of year. Although, some days I would rather stay inside and sit where it’s nice and cool. I have been hard at work this past week getting our new DIRECTV website up. You can view the preview here: Brad’s Electronics new DIRECTV website. We will now post all DIRECTV related content on this site, new promotions, new products, and exiting offers.
Next week a group of us will be headed up to Baltimore, MD to the Hughes Installer Training Seminar. We will be learning a lot of new things about Hughes net including the very much anticipated Hughesnet Gen4 system. We should have some more information for you about that in the next few weeks.
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Our technicians are hard at work with the announcement of the Dish Recovery Act last week, even in the 90+ degree heat and 100+ degree attics. Doing an attic crawl in the summer time is about the worst thing you can think of. The sweet causes the insulation to stick to you. What makes it even worse is, if you have to do it first thing in the morning. The rest of your day you itch.
One thing I have found funny in the last couple of weeks is since we have been blogging more lately we have gotten a-lot more spam. Most people might think of spam as those junk emails we all get in our inbox, but there is another type called comment spam. Blogs are targets for spammers because some blogs allow you to link to your own website in there comments section. Most of the time the spammer will leave a comment that makes no sense along with the link to there website. Some of these comments and poster names are hilarious to me, “the irony is I guarantee in about 2 or 3 days I will have someone that will spam this blog post ha ha.”