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2014-03-03 08:39:59

Company to Enable Distance Learning Programs for 8 Federal Government Agencies GERMANTOWN, Md., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced today that it has been awarded a task order by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in support of the Government Education and Training Network (GETN) to provide commercial satellite communications (COMSATCOM) end-to-end solutions to enable the...

2014-03-03 08:38:14

Connecting 1000 Schools, Part of Colombian Government's 'Vive Digital' Program GERMANTOWN, Md., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) the global leader in broadband satellite services and solutions, today announced that it has teamed with Colombia-based telecom operator, Anditel, to deliver high-speed Internet service to schoolchildren in the most remote areas of Colombia. The important initiative is part of the Ministry of Information Technology and...

2014-02-24 08:35:01

Middle East country builds out a highly secure network across over 100 countries GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that it has won a $69 million, three-year contract to provide the foreign ministry of a Middle Eastern country with a highly secure private satellite network and services across more than 100 countries on six continents....

2014-02-21 08:27:47

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) today reported total revenue of $808 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 compared to $786 million for the corresponding period in 2012. Total revenue for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2013 was $3,282 million compared to $3,122 million for the corresponding period in 2012. EchoStar reported net income attributable to EchoStar shareholders of $4.5 million and diluted earnings per share of...

2014-02-13 12:33:23

Services leverage Hughes hardware using Scala software GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) today announced that it has teamed with digital signage software leader, Scala, to offer retailers and quick-service restaurants (QSR) turnkey multi-channel retail signage and multi-screen digital menu board services. The new HughesON((TM) )Digital Media Services allow retailers to quickly and easily enhance their stores by leveraging high-impact...

2014-02-11 16:29:26

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Charlie Ergen, Chairman of EchoStar Corporation, (NASDAQ: SATS), made the following comment in view of the proposed legislation on Must Carry, Must Offer being introduced in Mexico: "EchoStar has made a significant long-term investment in Mexico through its ownership (along with Grupo MVS) in DISH Mexico since 2008. Such investments were made on the belief that the Mexican government and regulatory authorities would ensure a...

2014-02-07 08:26:52

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) will host its fourth quarter 2013 financial results conference call on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 11 a.m. ET. The dial-in numbers are 1-877-815-1625 (US) and 716-247-5178 (International), Conference ID # 59461644. EchoStar's press release about its financial results will be distributed prior to the conference call. The press release can be accessed from www.echostar.com. About EchoStar EchoStar...

2014-02-04 12:25:31

GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is providing broadband satellite Internet access to a dog sled race that takes "mushers" through 1,000 miles of some of the most remote territory in Alaska and Canada. Reliable Internet access enables the race staff to stay in touch with mushers (racers) by email and VoIP calls and get them aid quickly in an emergency. Journalists covering the race also are using the Hughes service to file stories and...

2014-01-07 08:27:22

Completely Re-Designed SlingPlayer App Features Upgraded User Interface, Social Media Features, Live Sporting Event Statistics and Thuuz Excitement Ratings LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sling Media announced today that it has been named a 2014 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Honoree for the recently launched SlingPlayer 3.0 app. Products entered in this prestigious CES awards program are judged by a panel of independent industrial designers,...

2014-01-06 12:31:46

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EchoStar Corp. (NASDAQ: SATS) announced today that it has acquired 100% ownership of Solaris Mobile Ltd., a next-generation mobile satellite services (MSS) operator based in Dublin, Ireland and one of the European Union licensees of mobile satellite service with a complementary ground component (S band). Solaris Mobile Ltd. is deploying a satellite and terrestrial network for wholesale access to enhanced mobile communications across...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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