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Fourth-generation network delivers greater download capacity, faster performance, and support for Hughes high-bandwidth, media-rich applications


Jan. 4, 2012


Hughes Network Systems, LLC  announced HughesNet Gen4―the next-generation of its satellite Internet service that will bring faster speeds, greater download capacity, and a richer Internet experience to millions of consumers.


HughesNet Gen4 is built upon a network of high-capacity satellites, ground technology, and in-home devices tightly integrated to deliver high performance and continuous, reliable service. The extensive Gen4 satellite network will deliver the industry's greatest download capacity, giving consumers the ability to enjoy music, voice, video, and other media-rich applications.


The road to Gen4 has already begun. Over the past several months, Hughes has made enhancements to the HughesNet service to improve customers' browsing and download experience including introducing new features such as larger download allowances and the ability to bank unused daily data allowances for future use.

"America's best choice in satellite Internet is about to get even better with the launch of our new high-capacity satellite in the first half of 2012," said Mike Cook, senior vice president of the North American Division at Hughes. "Our Gen4 satellite Internet service will be available mid-year 2012 and will deliver unprecedented speeds, download capacity, and ease-of-use so our customers can enjoy a media-rich world like never before."


Since the summer of 2011, Hughes has increased the download allowance of the HughesNet service by 1.5 Gbytes per month, while the maximum download speed has been increased by 25 percent, enabling existing customers to experience better video, music, image download, and voice capabilities, among other performance benefits.


With the new service capabilities, customers will gain a ten-fold increase in network capacity and extensive nationwide coverage, keeping them connected to the world from wherever they choose to live and work.