Hughes Network Systems announced on Wednesday that the company is launching HughesNet in Mexico on Oct. 1st. Upon its release, HughesNet will deliver fast, reliable internet access virtually everywhere in the country, including the areas where internet services aren’t available.
"We are proud to introduce HughesNet to Mexico," said Pradman Kaul, president and CEO of Hughes. "We look forward to helping connect the unconnected throughout the country so people can enjoy the many social, economic and educational benefits of quality, high-speed Internet access."
According to Freedom on the Net 2018 – Mexico, Internet penetration in rural communities is only 14%, compared to 86% in urban areas. With the launch of HughesNet service in Mexico, approximately 95% of the population will have access to Internet service – even in rural areas.
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 1.4 million residential and business customers across North and South America.
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.