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2010-01-27 07:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that its satellite-based broadband capabilities were successfully demonstrated during the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID), according to the newly-released CWID Final Report. Directed by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CWID is an annual multi-national exercise designed to test new and...

2010-01-25 07:00:00

GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that it has surpassed 500,000 North American subscribers to its HughesNet® service. At a time when the U.S. is debating how to bring about universal broadband connectivity, Hughes continues to deliver high-speed Internet access services to individuals and small businesses that are in underserved and...

2009-06-17 05:30:00

Company to Highlight Military and Emergency Response Capabilities via SPACEWAY(R) 3 GERMANTOWN, Md., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, is providing rapid deployment of satellite-based broadband capabilities for disaster and emergency response during the Coalition Warrior Interoperability Demonstration (CWID) June 15-26, 2009. CWID events are held at five locations in the United States and abroad in...

2009-06-16 15:15:00

Space Systems/Loral selected to manufacture next generation satellite, with over 100 Gbps throughput, utilizing enhanced IPoS standard GERMANTOWN, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that it will launch a next-generation, high throughput satellite in the first quarter 2012 to expand its rapidly growing HughesNet(R) broadband Internet service across North America. Designed...

2008-11-11 12:00:07

Hughes Network Systems, a US-based provider of broadband satellite network solutions and services, has announced a cooperative R&D agreement with the Defense Information Systems Agency to study network centric enterprise architecture validation of IP networking with the Regenerative Satellite Mesh standard and the Spaceway 3 system. Under this cooperative R&D agreement, Hughes and Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) will perform R&D that supports overall IP convergence as...

2008-10-03 09:00:14

Hughes Network Systems, a US-based broadband satellite networks and services provider, has announced the availability of HughesNet Broadband Backup service plans, the new offering for small- and medium-sized businesses that provide automatic satellite backup in the event of a landline failure. According to the company, with HughesNet Broadband Backup, SMBs can be secure in knowing their critical applications will remain online in the event of a landline failure, protecting them against loss...

2008-10-01 09:00:18

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced the availability of HughesNet Broadband Backup service plans, the newest offerings for small- and medium-sized businesses that provide automatic satellite backup in the event of a landline failure. With HughesNet Broadband Backup, SMBs can be secure in knowing their critical applications will remain online in the event of a landline...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'