HughesNet Provides Reliable Internet to Small-Town B&Bs
HughesNet Delivers for Quaint Bed and Breakfast in Eagles Mere Mountains
Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, the quaint borough of Eagles Mere attracts thousands of tourists to enjoy the surrounding forest, mountains and private lakes year-round. Though there are only 120 full-time residents in Eagles Mere, the population can spike to 3,000 at any one time, as visitors come to experience nature and the simplicity of the town.
Richard Lobach operates the Eagles Mere Inn – the only lodging option in the 2.2 square mile town. Attracting guests from across Pennsylvania and the Northeast U.S., Richard depends on Internet access to keep his business going. He relies on his network for maintaining his website, connecting with prospective customers on social media, making reservations, checking guests in and out, processing payments, and sending and receiving email. Unfortunately, Richard noticed that his DSL service was unable to keep pace with his business. He had to resort to writing down guests’ information so he could process payments when his connection was unstable.
Weary of the unreliability of the DSL service, Richard switched to HughesNet®. HughesNet for Business gives Richard consistent, high-speed Internet access that helps him meet his business needs – and exceeds his expectations. Since switching to HughesNet, he has been able to engage more frequently on his recently launched Instagram and Facebook pages, generating positive reviews and driving awareness for the bed and breakfast. In this tiny community that thrives on tourism, Richard recommends HughesNet to other small business owners. Promoted as a place where “technology takes a back seat to nature,” the Eagles Mere Inn enjoys all the benefits of high-speed Internet, thanks to HughesNet.