There IS a purchase option now for upgrades to Gen4. I got a voicemail from one of their employees in December that said I could now purchase, and to go to gen4upgrade.hughesnet.com. As recently as a few days ago, one of their reps on their blog denied to another user that purchase was available. I posted a challenge, based upon the above information and she came back with an apology and confirmation of the option.
by scobbz Saturday 07-May-2011
May 7, 2010: A new report on satellite Internet service has been published by the Rural Mobile and Broadband Alliance, a non-profit group that seeks to improve access to broadband in rural America.
Know as RuMBA USA, the group's membership consists of experts in broadband, suppliers of broadband, rural businesses, and rural residents interested in broadband.
This 22-page report on satellite Internet service is the first in a series of white papers on the broadband options available to rural communities.
Extensively researched, the paper can be downloaded free of charge here: »www.rumbausa.net/
Newtec, a world-leading innovator in the satellite and communications industry, today announced the launch of Point&Play, a brand new capability set to revolutionise the way satellite broadband access terminals are installed.
Point&Play is an innovative capability involving an antenna pointing tool, combined with advanced satellite modem software, which allows the installer, be it a professional installer or the end user, to easily position the antenna correctly. It does not require any computer pointing software, provides correct satellite identification and gives feedback on both signal quality and correct satellite lock.
More here: »press-releases.techwhack.com/16116/newtec-2/
Recently DIRECTV and EchoStar shook the satellite industry by unveiling joint plans to work with Clearwire for a WiMax solution. This week, Sprint Nextel took the wraps off an agreement with the company to expand the deployment of its nationwide mobile WiMax network plans. story continues..
News Briefs: Hughes Supports Sprint on Networx
MULTIPLATFORM -- Hughes Network Systems said this week that it will be a member of Sprint's team for the recently-awarded U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Networx Enterprise contract. Hughes will provide managed network access and internet services via broadband satellite as a subcontractor in support of federal mission-critical telecommunications requirements. The Networx Enterprise contract has a minimum revenue guarantee of $50 million to be divided among the Enterprise awardees during the life of the 10-year contract.
Via SkyReport: 11-May-07 story continues..
HUGHES COMMUNICATIONS reported first quarter revenues increased 13 percent year-over-year to tally a record $223 million. The company's Hughes Network Systems division increased its EBITDA 54 percent to $25 million with an adjusted EBITDA increase of 48 percent to $26 million.
May 8, 1:34 PM (ET) story continues..
By PETER SVENSSON
Michael Schuppenhauer, a biotechnology consultant, lives in an idyllic canyon off the Pacific Ocean near Half Moon Bay, Calif. On the other side of the Santa Cruz Mountains, just 40 minutes away, lies the heartland of the Internet: Google's headquarters and Silicon Valley.
Fot those that think satellite Internet is going down the tubes in the near future...... story continues..
The latest edition of NSR's Broadband Satellite Markets report suggests that broadband services via satellite experienced tremendous growth during 2006 and is poised to have a successful future moving forward.
Satellite solutions provider Hughes Network Systems is supplying its broadband satellite system to Canadian service provider Galaxy Broadband Communications for enterprise and government customers. The system will utilize its Network Operations Center installed at a teleport in Hamilton, Ontario, Hughes said. story continues..
Consumer advocates hope the FTC will take a hard look at how ISPs advertise broadband service by telling consumers that, for a certain monthly fee, they can access the Internet at speeds "up to
" -- and then make a claim about speed.
When the chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission delivered an important speech last year about competition in cyberspace, she ended her remarks by focusing on an issue that directly affects the 65 million U.S. households that have broadband Internet service.
"We will continue our consumer protection work," FTC chairwoman Deborah Platt Majoras said at a conference in Aspen, Colo., "by, for example, holding Internet service providers accountable for any false or deceptive representations to consumers concerning the nature of the Internet access provided."
More here: »www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c···94T1.DTL
Telesat Canada anounced Monday that it's parent company BCE, which also owns Bell Canada, made the sale to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board and U.S.-based Loral Space and Communications Inc.
Here's a fairly simple overview
of satellite broadband, courtesy of the NY Times. If you're a frequent visitor to these forums, it's probably nothing new. If you're not, it might have some new info for you.
As read on www.skyreports.com story continues..
Hughes Network Systems has started the rollout of HughesNet broadband internet access service to 800 schools in the state of Parana, located in the southern region of Brazil. The contract was awarded earlier this year by Copel Telecom, a subsidiary of Brazilian power utility company COPEL.
As Read on www.skyreports.com story continues..
Intelsat, Telespazio and Hughes Network Systems Europe are teaming up for the launch of a new satellite broadband service platform to provide high-quality broadband IP connectivity for Italian corporations in Eastern Europe. Each location will be equipped with a Hughes VSAT to access the satellite broadband service.
As read on www.skyreports.com story continues..
Satellite solution company Hughes Network Systems completed a 30-day program of over-the-air testing of the broadband IP capabilities of DirecTV's Spaceway 2 satellite. The Spaceway 3 satellite, owned by Hughes, will be used to deliver a range of HughesNet broadband IP services to enterprise, government, and consumer/small business customers.
As read on www.skyreport.com story continues..
Broadband satellite solution provider Hughes Network Systems signed multiple contracts with Thuraya Satellite Telecommunications, a mobile satellite voice and data service provider reaching one-third of the planet's population. Worth nearly $60 million, the contracts are an extension of a multi-year relationship between the companies.
As read on www.skyreport.com
Hughes Communications, best known for its HughesNet (formerly DirecWAY) satellite broadband service, applied to list its common stock on the NASDAQ Global Market.
Hughes' common stock has been quoted on the over-the-counter market since it became a publicly traded company in February. Until commencement of trading on NASDAQ, Hughes' common stock will continue to be traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "HGCM."
Listing applications are subject to review and approval by NASDAQ's Listing Qualifications Department for compliance with all NASDAQ Global Market requirements, the company said.
As read on www.skyreports.com
Hughes Network Systems said the number of HughesNet small business and residential subscribers grew to 300,000 during the second quarter, representing a 19 percent increase when compared to the same period in 2005. Hughes said that during the first half of 2006, the company averaged more than 10,000 new subscribers a month. HughesNet is formerly known as DirecWAY.