Hughes Announces New Satellite Broadband Internet Service Plans for the Government Market

June 22, 2011

GERMANTOWN, Md., June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network and application services, today announced a new, cost-effective service package for the government market — Connect & Express for Government — with plans that enable government agencies and offices located in remote locations to affordably purchase broadband Internet service.

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“Many government offices located in remote and rural areas have been struggling to leverage a 20th century telecommunications infrastructure to manage 21st century applications,” said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes. “With Connect & Express for Government, these remote offices only need a view of the southern sky — not a complex infrastructure of wires and cables — to get cost-effective broadband Internet service, so they can confidently run the high-bandwidth applications to help them operate more efficiently and effectively.”

The Hughes Connect & Express for Government plans range from only $59.99 per month for the Connect 100 plan with download speeds of 1 Mbps, to $349.99 per month for the Express 500 plan with download speeds of 5 Mbps.

Hughes Connect Service plans are best suited for small offices with one to two users and teleworkers; Hughes Express Service Plans are intended for medium and large size government offices with multiple users. All Connect & Express for Government service plans include commercial-grade equipment, installation by certified professionals, and 24/7 U.S.-based technical support via the Hughes Customer Gateway, a customer portal that provides real-time, online status reporting.

To learn more about Hughes Connect & Express for Government service plans, please visit www.government.hughes.com.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

©2011 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

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