Tuesday, July 22, 2008

HughesNet Boosts Speeds for Consumer Service

Hughes Network Systems has boosted the speeds of three of its HughesNet consumer service plans -- Home, Pro and ProPlus -- without raising the price. The Home plan now features download speeds of up to 1 Mbps. The Pro and ProPlus plans feature download speeds of up to 1.2 and 1.6 Mbps, respectively.

The speed enhancements in the Home, Pro and ProPlus plans were made possible by the launch of Hughes' SPACEWAY 3, the largest satellite in the US and the world's first commercial satellite with on-board switching and routing. SPACEWAY 3 has the highest total capacity of any commercial satellite, which fuels the faster speeds. SPACEWAY 3 was launched in August of 2007 and began serving customers in April of 2008.

HughesNet currently has more than 400,000 subscribers.http://www.hughesnet.com