grohgregDunno. Ask The Chief
Dawson Springs, KY
Hughes has four NOCs; Germantown Maryland (USA), Griesheim (Germany), São Paolo (Brazil), and Gurgaon (India). You're probably thinking of Germantown. And yes, in the old days everybody in the US was connected through Germantown. But with the expansion into Ka-band, you could be connected to any of several new gateways scattered throughout the US. So given the info you provided, the only answers at the moment are - yes, and maybe.
HN7000S - 98cm Prodelin/2w "pure" Osiris - ProPlus - G16/1001H - NOC:GTN - NAT 126.96.36.199 - Gateway 188.8.131.52 - DNS 184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 - Firefox 15/MSIE9 - AV/Firewalled by NIS2012