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New Satellite = New Plans

How much difference does a new satellite make? Hughes Network Systems evidently believes it makes a huge difference. With its latest bird, Jupiter 3, becoming operational, it has dramatically increased capacity.

What difference does the new satellite make?

HughesNet, therefore, is offering three new consumer service plans.

Last July. HughesNet launched the third of its geosynchronous satellites, Jupiter 3. The firm expected it to bring massive improvement in consumer internet services. It has. HughesNet has begun offering faster residential service tiers, with a maximum download speed of 100 megabits per second (MB/S. This is twice the previous maximum of 50 MB/S.

The 50 MB/S plan, called Select, is now the entry-level plan. It sells for $7499 per month. In addition, HughesNet offers an Elite plan, with a maximum download speed of 100 MB/S and a monthly price of $8999. Finally, a Fusion plan, selling for $10999 per month, combines terrestrial wireless signals with satellite connectivity. This presumably will reduce latency. Fusion provides a maximum download speed of 100 MB/S.

For its Fusion service, HughesNet has formed partnerships with several wireless networks in North America. However, the firm has not named its partners publicly.

Hughes calls Jupiter 3 the largest commercial communications satellite in existence.

What changes can you expect?

Mark Wymer, a senior vice president for Hughes, says the firm will continue to offer services through its older Jupiter 1 and Jupiter 2 satellites. “They can host our 25 MB/S plans, which the bulk of our base is on today,” Wymer said. “But the faster speeds are coming off our Jupiter 3, and all of our new customers will go on that.”

When asked about the practical difference the new satellite makes, Wymer said the “…raw scale of the satellite” and “its overall design with more powerful beams” will provide higher speed and capacity.

“The new throughput with Jupiter 3 and speeds we’re going to be able offer will be very competitive with the LEO offering out there today.”

LEO means Low Earth Orbit. LEO systems usually feature low latency because cause the signals don’t have to travel thousands of miles both ways.

In addition, the new bird can transmit 300 spot beams, relieving congestion and increasing data speed.

With HughesNet’s new bird, new customers can expect higher speed, higher capacity, and lower latency.

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Rural Mexico Gets HughesNet Service

For years, many internet systems have worked with the U.S. government to help poor families obtain broadband. HughesNet is now going further. It has begun work on a broadband system for rural Mexico.

Working with several other parties, Hughes is bringing satellite connections to thousands of rural locations. Other participants include GlobalSat, EutelSat, StarGroup, and Apconet/Aitelecom. All are working with HughesNet’s Jupiter system.

The Benefit for Rural Mexico

More than 9000 sites, including schools, community centers, and medical clinics, will get the broadband service. HughesNet will participate in 7200 of the projects.

The program is meant to reach ‘underserved’ communities. The U N defines ‘underserved’.

StarGroup, long a HughesNet partner in the region, will transmit Ka band signals from the Hughes Jupiter fleet. Its purpose will be to provide free or discounted access to homes and some small businesses.

Each cell will support download speeds of up to 12 megabits per second (MB/S), and upload speeds of up to 3 MB/S. By comparison, the regular Hughes service in Mexico delivers 25 MB/S for downloads and 3 MB/S for uploads.

To prepare for full operation, Hughes plans to launch a next-generation Jupiter-3 satellite early in 2023. The new bird will provide more than 500 gigabits per second (GB/S) of capacity. This will make a huge difference. Some areas it’s meant to serve have never had any broadband service.

Benefits of HughesNet Broadband

Here in the U S of A, HughesNet has been a premier provider of broadband service for decades. All of its U S service tiers provide download speeds of up to 25 MB/S.

HughesNet works well where many other internet services don’t work at all. It may be ideal for suburban and rural areas, where cable and fiber networks don’t exist. HughesNet is available everywhere in the continental U.S. All you need is a clear line of site to the southern sky.

And with several plans available, you can find one that meets your needs and budget. Don’t delay.

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Affordable Connectivity

Some Americans lack money. This has always been true, but especially in the last two years. And with all of the financial pressure we face, broadband internet service could be out of reach for some of us. With this in mind, HughesNet has joined the FCC Affordable Connectivity Program.

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Under its terms, each household can get up to a $30.00 monthly credit against broadband bills. For residents of tribal lands, the monthly credit could be up to $75.00.

In addition, the program does not require credit checks or annual contracts.

Qualifying is simple, and you can apply online or by mail. Getting in is a three-step process:

The first step is to visit the FCC website to see if you qualify. The second is to submit your application. The final step is to call Satellite Country with the verification code the FCC gives you.

Where is the affordable broadband available?

HughesNet service is available everywhere in the continental U.S. You can even get it in rural areas where telecom and cable networks don’t exist. All you need is a clear line of site to the southern sky for the satellite dish.

If you live in an apartment, though, you may need landlord permission to mount the dish on the building.

What do you get with HughesNet?

HughesNet satellite internet service is true broadband, with download speeds of 25 megabits per second and upload speeds of 3 MB/S.

Through Satellite Country, you can get any of four affordable HughesNet data plans, from 15 gigabytes per month to 75 G gigabytes per month. All plans come with built-in WiFi.

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LG Builds 325″ Direct View TV Set

Would you pay $1.7 million for a TV set? Well, on the off chance you were dying to part with such a large sum, LG wants to help you do it.

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On September 14, the South Korean electronics giant announced the release of a 325″ ( 27 feet and 1 inch) direct view 8K TV set. It shatters the previous record of 171 inches.

LG’s behemoth somewhat resembles Sony’s Crystal TV and Samsung’s The Wall. Like them, LG’s new offering features a gargantuan screen with millions of LEDs. The LG set, with 33 million LEDs, is a component of its Extreme Home Cinema line.

Unlike The Wall, LG’s new set is not modular. It is a single screen, not a combination of of screens configured to display a single image. Also, it differs from most other giant sets in its direct view format- the same one you’d find in most homes. Most giant sets rely on rear projection.

LG’s giant set weighs more than a ton. Merely installing the beast requires specialized training.

LG says its new TV set is rated for a half-life of 100,000 hours, which means it’s good for at least ten years of standard use. And if you buy one, LG technicians will visit your house twice a year to check on it.

Direct View LED (DVLED) technology has seen fairly common use in commercial signage in the last few years. However, it has seen almost no residential use.

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Crisis Management by Digital Means

By all accounts, 2020 has been an unusual year. One alarming crisis succeeded another- then another- then another. The Covid-19 pandemic, and the ensuing restrictions on normal activity, have imposed unaccustomed hardships on most Americans. Hurricanes, mass riots, devastating wildfires, and electrical outages (in California) followed.

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In facing such daunting events, what can we do? Well, some communities rely on digital technologies.

Where do we look for help in a crisis?

One answer is HughesNet. The satellite internet system offers several emergency services. One is SatCell Connect. Another is called Internet Continuity.

The first provides instant cellular service when cell networks fail. SatCell registers up to 10,000 cellular devices, and can handle up to 100 streaming video calls or 400 voice calls at a time. In addition, it can handle up to 800 simultaneous chat sessions at speeds of up to 200 MB/S.

The latter is slightly different. ‘Internet Continuity’, designed chiefly for small businesses, provides emergency backup when cable and fiber internet networks fail. In event of such failure, HughesNet automatically routes web traffic to the satellite system. Then, when the original service is restored, HughesNet switches back to it.

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In a crisis, a satellite internet system proves most reliable. Weather conditions and earthquakes that disrupt fiber, DSL, and cable systems won’t interrupt HughesNet.

Businesses and government offices that can’t afford prolonged internet outages need this emergency backup.

HughesNet is also the practical internet alternative for remote locations. Customers can connect service quickly and easily, and with HughesNet’s built-in WiFi, workers can easily connect their mobile devices. Furthermore, with a wide array of fixed and portable antennae, you can connect almost anywhere.

To sum all of this up, HughesNet may be the ideal means to guarantee you can remain online in a crisis. And Satellite Country is the ideal portal for HughesNet.

So, then, don’t take unnecessary chances. Contact us today.

How soon can you get connected?

Don’t take chances in an emergency. If you can’t afford to stay offline for long, you need a reliable connection. For the best deals in reliable web service, call Satellite Country. Call today. We can help.

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Prepare for the Coming of Jupiter III

If you’re an American customer of HughesNet now, you can expect to see a significant service upgrade soon. The satellite internet system will launch Jupiter III, an advanced high-capacity satellite.

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The launch was scheduled for early in the year, but was delayed by Covid-19. This is not unusual. Many businesses in America have had to delay product or marketing moves because of the virus. But it won’t be with us forever.

By current estimates, the launch will occur in the first quarter of 2022.

Why is Jupiter III important?

The new satellite is important because of the massively increased capacity it offers. JupiterIII will add 500 to 550 gigabits. With the spike in capacity, HughesNet can offer speeds of up to 100 megabits per second (MB/S) with some plans. The current top download speed with all plans is 25 MB/S.

The additional capacity is all the more necessary given the lockdowns we’ve suffered- and will continue to suffer in some areas. With more of us working from home, we’re spending more time on the internet.

HughesNet has seen solid growth in its customer base lately. For the third quarter, the company added 38,000 broadband subscribers. This expands its subscriber total to 1.58 million.

Why do you need HughesNet?

Unlike cable or telecom internet, HughesNet is available almost everywhere in the U.S. This includes rural areas which otherwise couldn’t get broadband service.

HughesNet currently offers download speeds of up to 25 MB/S. This meets the FCC’s definition of true broadband, and it’s enough for almost all web functions: e-mail, surfing, and watching video.

Wherever you live, you need a reliable internet connection. To find the right plan for you, Contact HughesNet through Satellite Country. We can help you find the service that meets your needs and budget. Call now. We can help.

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Mexican Homes and Businesses Get HughesNet Service

Imagine you own a small grocery store outside of Morelia, Mexico. As more and more of your customers obtain debit or credit cards, you realize you need ability to process their payments. The future of your business depends on it. But what can you do? In most Mexican exurban and rural areas, broadband internet service is scarce. Few providers are willing to extend their cable or fiber lines to outlying areas.

This is a common obstacle. As appealing as life in Mexico may be for some, it can bring severe deprivations. One is lack of high-speed internet service- especially in small towns and rural areas. Mexican internet penetration is only 14% in rural areas, compared to 86% in major urban centers.

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For this reason, HughesNet’s presence in our southern neighbor meets a critical need for the Mexican people. Since the satellite internet system began operating in Mexico, about 95% of its population have access to fast internet service. And it doesn’t matter matter where they work or live, since HughesNet doesn’t need cable or fiber lines.

Mexico is the sixth Latin American country to obtain HughesNet service. The first five are: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.

How does satellite internet solve the problem?

HughesNet delivers download speeds of 25 megabits per second (MB/S). Upload speeds are usually 3 MB/S. The service includes free WiFi, and subscribers who need customer care can get it 24 hours per day.

HughesNet has offered commercial enterprise services in Mexico for several years. In this enterprise market, the company works with StarGroup.

What can HughesNet do for Americans?

Exurban and rural areas in the U.S.A. suffer the same lack of wireline internet service that outlying areas in Mexico do. For Americans in this situation, HughesNet is the solution. With 25 MB/S downloads, HughesNet is true broadband.

In the U.S., HughesNet was the first satellite internet system. Decades later, it remains the provider of choice for homes and businesses without access to wireline internet. So far, the company has shipped more than 7 million terminals in more than 100 countries, and it covers about half the entire world market for satellite internet.

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HughesNet Buys Share of OneWeb

That didn’t last long. The OneWeb satellite internet system, thought to be near death after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy a few months ago, apparently has cheated the Grim Reaper- at least in the short term. It may yet shake off fiscal extinction.

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A few days ago, Hughes Network Systems plunged $50 million into OneWeb. In this, Hughes joins the British government and Bharti Global, each of which paid $500 million for a 45% share only a few weeks ago.

Bharti Global is an Indian consortium.

How will this affect satellite internet service?

Hughes has operated its own satellite internet system for several decades. Its legacy system relies on high-altitude birds in geosynchronous orbit. OneWeb’s satellites hover in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). At the lower altitude, each of OneWeb’s satellites covers less territory, features lower latency. Latency is the delay between the sending of a signal and when the target receives it.

A geosynchronous satellite matches its speed to the Earth’s rotation. The satellite remains directly above a given spot on the planet’s surface.

With its added interest in OneWeb, HughesNet will be part of a multi-orbit system. High altitude geosynchronous systems offer certain advantages. LEO systems offer other advantages. But a multi-orbit system can provide the best features of both: more complete coverage, with low latency where its needed.

Some competitors, such as Elon Musk’s StarLink, deploy only LEO satellites. Industry experts, though, say multi-orbit systems are the wave of the future.

Before filing for bankruptcy, OneWeb had launched 74 satellites. It had planned to launch a fleet of more than 600.

What are HughesNet’s plans?

HughesNet said it wants to distribute OneWeb services in America. Hughes says this will include custom connections for government and business sites. This will mean, among other things, cellular backhaul and community WiFi hotspots.

Hughes has already gotten more than $300 million in OneWeb contracts for gateway antennae and other ground equipment.

HughesNet customers can also expect upgrades in residential web service.

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HughesNet Pushes Satellite For Broadband Backup

If you operate a business, how will you respond if your wireline broadband service fails? Do you have an adequate backup?

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This is a question many business owners are asking since last month’s massive outage of Comcast services. Millions of residential customers were effected, and thousands of businesses were crippled by the outage. It affected a large portion of the U.S., from east coast to west, and all Comcast services suffered: phone, TV, internet, and business services. Ironically, even the Down Detector failed.

(The Down Detector is an online service that tracks cable and satellite service outages. It tracks dozens of internet, video, phone, gaming, and social media services. It even monitors access to individual TV channels.)

Comcast blamed the outage on a fiber cut in a Manhattan system owned by one of its backbone ‘partners’. The incident affected both business and residential customers.

Can anything insure against lost connections?

HughesNet cited the Comcast outage as the type of catastrophic surprise businesses need to insure themselves against. And HughesNet says it has the solution.

HughesNet Network Solutions now offers a backup high-speed broadband service for such events. It will automatically switch users to satellite broadband when their terrestrial web connections fail. The backup service is under the name of HughesNet Internet Continuity. For a mere $39.99 per month, it insures against losses due to DSL, cable, or telecom down time.

With the backup system, the customer gets a WiFi modem, an antenna, a router, and a radio. Once the terrestrial network is restored, the HughesNet Continuity system switches back to it automatically.

The backup system operates at speeds of up to 25 MB/S for uploads, and 3 MB/S for downloads. These speeds meet the FCC definition of broadband.

The need for some sort of internet insurance has long been evident. As many as 90% of businesses have suffered at least one web service interruption. A third report facing an outage every month. Such outages can block access to critical systems.

At minimum, the service interruptions bring loss of revenue. In extreme cases, they can alienate customers and even force business closure.


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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma reminded us how vulnerable we can be. We’ve learned from bitter experience that our utility, travel, and communication networks can fail at critical moments. Internet systems are no exception. We’ve found that they’re often no better at weathering disasters than our other public infrastructures are. And when internet systems fail, they’re often out of service for weeks- even months- on end.

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When underground cable and fiber systems are flooded, their networks are usually destroyed. It takes time to rebuild them. Wireline internet service, then, is likely to be unavailable in affected areas for several weeks at least.

John Stankey, CEO of the AT&T Entertainment Group, recently spelled out how serious the problem can be. He said that Hurricane Harvey devastated his company’s networks in the Houston area. Fully restoring all networks, he said, will be expensive. It will, he said, require “a multi-year commitment”.

Wired networks can be poor at weathering natural disasters. Severe storms often force extended outages.

With a satellite system, though, you can avoid ground-based infrastructure completely. Restoring service takes very little time.

No communication system is entirely weather-proof. But no matter how severe the storm, your satellite service will usually be up again within a few hours after it passes. This almost never happens with flooded cable systems.

With satellite internet, you’re not dependent on a massive local network. This leaves you more flexibility to live where you want to. You can more easily locate your business where you want to.


All satellite internet systems are independent of local networks. HughesNet is the only one, though, confirmed by the FCC to deliver true broadband speed. HughesNet has also been independently rated first among all internet systems for reaching advertised speeds. That’s among ALL internet systems- not just satellite.


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