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Hughes brings Jupiter 3 into service

December 21, 2023

By Chris Forrester

Hughes Network System has launched new Hughesnet service plans for US/Americas consumers that leverages capacity from its new Jupiter 3 satellite (the largest commercial communication satellite ever built).

Hughes says these Jupiter-powered plans fundamentally reinvent what satellite internet can be – offering faster speeds (up to 100 Mb/s download speeds), unlimited data, Whole Home Wi-Fi as well as low-latency ‘Fusion’ plans (which happen to be the first consumer-ready multipath technology).

The operator adds that the new service brings “unprecedented capacity for internet connectivity to the Americas, the Hughes Jupiter 3 is the world’s largest commercial communications satellite. This ultra-high-density satellite features more than 300 spot beams that alleviate congestion and deliver a faster experience. The state-of-the-art ground system for Jupiter 3 has a new dedicated fiber backbone to reduce latency and artificial intelligence (AI) that automatically reroutes traffic around congestion. The Jupiter-powered Hughesnet plans feature download speeds up to 100 Mb/s.”

The Hughesnet Fusion plan allows customers to enjoy gaming and playing online like never before. Introduced to the market last year as the first consumer-ready multipath technology, Hughesnet Fusion seamlessly blends satellite and wireless technologies into a low-latency, more responsive internet experience—now with unlimited data and faster speeds. The Whole Home Wi-Fi lets users connect, stream and play anywhere in their home.

“Customers expect to be able to stream, videoconference and play games online,” said Peter Gulla, SVP/Hughes. “The new Hughesnet is designed to enable these applications with fast speeds, unlimited data and new low-latency Fusion plans. Since inventing satellite internet in the 1990s, Hughes has been dedicated to constantly innovating our service to meet the needs of customers beyond the reach of cable and fibre connectivity. The new Hughesnet is a fundamental reinvention of what satellite internet can be.”

Rural customers will also have access to new Hughesnet for Business plans optimised to support the online applications they need to expand and grow. All Hughesnet for Business plans include commercial installation, Express Repair Premium and 24/7 business-class phone support. Plus, businesses leveraging Fusion plans will have expanded capabilities for common cloud-based collaboration tools.

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