August 11, 2008

Hughes Network Launches ElitePremium Plan

Hughes Network Systems, a provider of broadband satellite networks and services, has announced the launch of ElitePremium, a new consumer broadband satellite internet access plan.

The company said that the ElitePremium plan, operating over the HughesNet service, features download speeds of up to 5Mbps and will be available to order from August 21, 2008.

ElitePremium joins the newly unveiled Elite and ElitePlus plans with download speeds of up to 2Mbps and 3Mbps, respectively, and other consumer plans - Home, Pro, and ProPlus which feature recently increased download speeds of up to 1Mbps, 1.2Mbps and 1.6Mbps, respectively, according to Hughes Network.

Mike Cook, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Hughes, said: "Over the last few weeks we have enhanced the speeds across our full range of service plans. We are the only provider that offers consumers in underserved parts of the country such a comprehensive range of true broadband service options."