Hughes Network Systems was awarded a National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint contract to deliver HughesNet for Business to state agencies and eligible political subdivisions. Under the agreement, Hughes will provide its satellite internet service, HughesNet, to state and local government offices and facilities, including police and fire stations, park offices, schools and libraries, and environmental monitoring stations in participating states.
Twenty-two states have indicated their intent to participate in the contract. According to the release, HughesNet has been ranked first by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its Measuring Broadband America report among all Internet service providers (ISPs) nationwide.
“Today, the internet is essential for every kind of organization, including local government agencies that provide fundamental services to citizens in all corners of the states – including places unserved or underserved by terrestrial fixed or wireless access,” said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president of government solutions at Hughes. “Connecting state offices and locations to the Internet with high quality satellite broadband—available nationwide— enables a more responsive and agile government for everyone.”