TBI to Offer HughesNet for Business to Small- to Medium-sized Companies across the U.S.

HughesNet brings satellite internet services to connect rural and remote businesses, especially where fiber and cable internet are not available.

CHICAGO, IL – October 7, 2020 - TBI, the nation’s leading technology brokerage firm, announces the addition of HughesNet® for Business to their provider portfolio. HughesNet for Business provides cost-effective, high-speed, satellite internet to small offices and home offices (SOHOs) as a primary or back-up service. In use across thousands of small- to medium-sized businesses across the country, including restaurants, retailers, professional firms, farms, and medical offices, HughesNet brings connectivity, at broadband speeds of 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up, to places unserved or underserved by land-line internet providers.

As the world's largest satellite internet service, HughesNet is the flagship offering from Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), with more than 1.5 million subscribers across the Americas.

“SOHOs and medium-sized businesses everywhere depend on high-speed internet for access to cloud-based applications, e-commerce platforms, and social media sites, yet cable and fiber providers don’t offer service in many remote and rural areas of the country,” said Douglas Medina, Managing Director of HughesNet for Business at Hughes. “Now, through TBI and their distribution partners, more businesses – especially in places unserved by terrestrial connectivity – will enjoy the internet service they need, with HughesNet for Business.”

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TBI will also offer HughesNet Internet Continuity, a failsafe, back-up service that helps businesses guard against internet downtime due to fiber and cable outages. “Any small business that takes credit cards cannot afford network downtime,” continued Mr. Medina. “With HughesNet Internet Continuity, TBI’s channel partners can help small businesses stay on-line, even when their land-line internet goes down.”

“Enabling our partners to better serve areas where other terrestrial services are unavailable opens up a great deal of opportunity. HughesNet is a global leader in broadband satellite technology, and we are confident that our partners will embrace their connectivity services,” said Scott Whalen, TBI’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Partnerships.

 

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1.5 million residential and business customers across the Americas. For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON™ managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operating on more than 40 satellites by leading service providers, delivering a wide range of broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals of all types to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology is powering broadband services to aircraft around the world.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com and follow @HughesConnects on Twitter.

About EchoStar
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit echostar.com. Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

About TBI
TBI is North America’s largest privately held Master Agent. Since 1991, TBI has served as a technology services distributor, assisting Systems Integrators, VARs, MSPs, IT consultants, developers, software distributors and more in advising and sourcing the right technology solutions. TBI serves as a partner’s advocate, ensuring the proper provisioning of cloud, internet, data, mobility, voice, and managed services from best-in-class service providers to achieve clients’ desired business outcomes. With a 75+ person back-office, TBI partners are fully supported by pre- and post-sales operations, commissions analysts and project managers. Solutions engineers and subject matter experts along with training and an award-winning marketing team empower its partners to be the foremost authority to advise and source all of their clients’ technology needs in over 40 countries. For more information visit www.tbicom.com and follow TBI on LinkedIn