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Hughes Announces Major Enhancements to its HughesNet Service Delivering More Capacity and Improved Performance for all Satellite Internet Customers



Oct. 17, 2011


Hughes announced significant enhancements to its HughesNet® satellite Internet service to bring faster speeds and a richer Internet experience to customers.


This week Hughes will complete the rollout of network upgrades for HughesNet subscribers which began this past summer. These network upgrades boost browsing and download performance resulting in an improved online customer experience. Another important enhancement is an increase in daily download allowance for all service plans, which provides an addition download capacity per month of well over 1 GB.


Hughes also offers subscribers easy-to-use tools and services to help them take advantage of these improvements and maximize their online experience. To ensure uninterrupted performance, the HughesNet Status Meter application continuously monitors the customers' usage so they will always be aware of how much of their daily download capacity is available. Another tool is the HughesNet Download Manager which enables users to schedule large file downloads during off peak hours without affecting browsing speeds or their daily download allowance.


"Customers' best choice in satellite Internet is getting even better," said Mike Cook, senior vice president of the North American Division at Hughes. "Hughes will be continuously improving the HughesNet service over the coming months with optimization technologies, and further enhancements to service plans and customer support. Our vision is to take satellite Internet to the next level with the most advanced high-bandwidth satellites and services that will enable subscribers to experience the Internet at its fullest."