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Hughes Awarded Texas Satellite Broadband Internet Services Contract




June 27, 2011


Hughes Network Systems, has been awarded a contract by the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to provide primary business Internet and access continuity services. The multiple award contract comes under the Texas Agency Network Next Generation (Tex-AN NG) Communications Technology Services program, and is for a period of five years.


"This contract changes the telecommunications landscape for Texas state and local government agencies," said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes. "Many remotely located government offices simply lack access to broadband technology for business Internet service and are unable to run the high-bandwidth applications and technologies that are critical to effective government operations. Adding satellite broadband to the suite of available technology offerings enables these offices to harness the broadband capacity and speed they need to serve the people of Texas."


Tex-AN NG supports the communications needs of more than 600 entities, including Texas agencies and other publicly funded entities, such as cities, counties, councils of government, independent school districts, institutions of higher education, and assistance organizations. Under the contract, Hughes is offering services with dedicated bandwidth using its advanced HX satellite platform, which can be configured to provide a high Quality of Service (QoS) tailored for each remote terminal, resulting in a solution meeting the customer's specific requirements.