The Hughes flagship high-speed satellite Internet service HughesNet® delivers essential broadband to families, small businesses and communities that enables users to work remotely, attend school virtually and connect with loved ones regardless of where they live. Today, we connect more than 1,500,000 families and small businesses across the Americas at broadband speeds in areas that fiber and cable Internet providers have largely bypassed. Recognition as U.S. News & World Report’s Best Satellite Internet Service Provider of 2021 is welcome validation of our dedication to connecting the unconnected, that we are the best rural internet option available today and our continuous enhancement of the HughesNet customer experience.
In its review, U.S. News cites HughesNet’s superior data performance and availability as stand-out differentiators compared to other satellite ISPs. HughesNet was named a top Internet service provider due to its capabilities in mitigating packet (data) loss. HughesNet was also recognized as a preferred service provider in rural areas due to its presence where other providers do not operate.
This year marks Hughes 50th anniversary and I can’t imagine a greater way to celebrate. This recognition is a testament to our game-changing technologies and services and our team’s continued push to innovate to better serve customers. For example, optimizing the HughesNet network and developing a new satellite, JUPITER™ 3, that will deliver additional high-throughput capacity to meet our customers’ needs.
U.S. News’ online guide features in-depth information on choosing an Internet service provider and covers a range of topics including connection type, download/upload speeds and data plans. U.S. News evaluated Internet service providers based on the type of plan, monthly cost and fees along with latency and consistency of connection type. U.S. News’ 360 Reviews team applied an unbiased methodology that includes professional ratings and reviews, consumer ratings and reviews and research comparing various features of internet service providers.