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HughesNet

A satellite-based Internet service from Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Offering speeds of 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up, plans are based on data usage like a cellular provider. Launched as DirecPC in 1996, it was renamed DIRECWAY in 2002 and HughesNet in 2012. With service initially geared to rural users in the U.S., HughesNet expanded to South America starting in 2016. See satellite Internet.
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Launched recently in Brazil and Mexico, the Community Wi-Fi programme offers HughesNet Wi-Fi hotspots supported by the Facebook Express Wi-Fi platform.
Hughes Network Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar (SATS), announced a partnership with Facebook (FB) to launch HughesNet Wi-Fi Hotspots throughout Brazil and Mexico, supported by the Facebook Express Wi-Fi platform.
Operating over theHughes 63 WestHigh-Throughput Satellite payload, HughesNet reaches more than 98 percent of homes throughoutChile, including areas unserved or underserved by terrestrial providers.
This means that early companies--like HughesNet and Iridium (first pioneers in satellite technology) are competing with newer companies like Space X's StarLink, a Toronto startup called Kepler Communications, or Bransons One Web--to create smaller and faster satellites.
Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet, the world's largest satellite network with over 1.2 million residential and business customers across the Americas.
For example, a single OneWeb satellite weighs 330 pounds, compared with older telecommunications satellites, such as those used by Dish Network and HughesNet, that weighed more than 13,000 pounds.
Given that HCH has recorded a continuous loss for two financial years ended 31 December 2014 and 31 December 2015, and the continuous delay in obtaining funding from HughesNet China Company Limited (a subsidiary that is 45% indirectly owned by the Group and the operating entity of HCH) for the development of two major projects, namely "Tian Di Xing" and "Meng Gu Bao" of HCH which has substantially hindered the investment return of the Group from HCH, the Group considers the disposal to be a good opportunity for the Group to realize its investment in HCH.
ViaSat of Carlsbad and Echostar's HughesNet have launched high capacity Internet satellites in the past few years that deliver significantly faster speeds than older generations of satellites.
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Both the plant and the loadout use a satellite system (HughesNet) for an Internet connection.
and ECB Brokerage 33 43 Satellite equipment distribution for DirecTV and HughesNet. with distribution centers in North Little Rock, Chicago, Fontana, CA.