Hughes Network Systems, a global provider in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced HughesNet Gen5, the first and only U.S. satellite Internet service to offer Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defined broadband speeds – 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps uploads – from coast-to-coast.
When it goes live today, HughesNet Gen5 will deliver faster speeds, more data, and built-in Wi-Fi for consumers and small businesses across the entire continental U.S. and key areas within Alaska. HughesNet Gen5 will be powered by the Hughes JUPITER System, the most widely deployed satellite networking platform globally, operating over EchoStar XIX, the world’s highest-capacity broadband satellite, as well as EchoStar XVII currently in orbit.
HughesNet Gen5 is available in a variety of affordable consumer and business plans to suit customer’s specific requirements, featuring from 10 to 250 GB/month of data, and all with download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps.
Additional features include:
· Built-in Wi-Fi to connect wireless devices
· No hard data limits – if monthly plan data is exceeded, service continues at a reduced speed until the next billing cycle
· Video Data Saver to watch more videos using less data
· Bonus Zone – 50 GB of free data per month to use during off-peak hours (2 a.m.-8 a.m.)