Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Communications is a subsidiary of EchoStar. It is headquartered in Germantown, Maryland. It provides a high-speed satellite internet service. That service is called HughesNet. It is the biggest service of its kind because it has more than 1.3 million subscribers in the Americas.
|Industry||Satellite networks and services|
|Founded||1971(Digital Communications Corp)|
|Headquarters||Germantown, Maryland, U.S.|
(Chairman, President and CEO)
|Revenue||$1.39 billion (2016)|
Number of employees
In 1996, Hughes created a satellite Internet service for people and small businesses. The service was called DirecPC. It was renamed to Direcway in May 2002. In 2012, with Hughes' first offering of broadband satellite Internet, it was renamed HughesNet.
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