State of Texas Selects Hughes for Managed Network Services Contract

GERMANTOWN, MD., March 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, has been awarded a contract by the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) to offer managed telecommunications services in the state of texas. The contract, with an initial term of four years, brings a full range of satellite, cable, fiber and wireless technologies to connect Texas government offices and schools with high-speed networks and enterprise-grade software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs).

“Hughes has been proud to serve the Texas Department of Public Safety since 1999,” said Tony Bardo, Assistant Vice President, Hughes. “With this new agreement, we are significantly expanding our offering, bringing more options and more optimized network services to support the critical work of Texas state, county and local agencies, departments and public education entities of all sizes.”

A leading managed service provider, Hughes partners with hundreds of broadband carriers to bring the best available connectivity to every site on a customer’s network for primary, secondary and even tertiary backup. Transport available from Hughes to Texas include fiber, cable, microwave, LTE and satellite – integrated and optimized to support bandwidth-intensive activities such as video streaming and interactive applications.

For more information on Hughes Carrier Class Services, Wireless Services and Telecom Managed Services under contract number DIR-TELE-CTSA-007, visit website.

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring software-defined intelligent networks; and operating the end-to-end network for millions of consumers, businesses, governments and communities around the world. Hughes’ flagship Internet service, HughesNet®, connects more than 1.5 million subscribers across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ system powers Internet access for tens of millions more around the world. Hughes supplies more than half of the global satellite terminal market to major satellite operators, inflight service providers, mobile network operators and military customers. A managed network service provider, Hughes supports nearly 500,000 enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. Based at Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes is owned by EchoStar. To learn more, visit or follow HughesConnects on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Echo Star
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a leading global provider of satellite communications solutions. Based at Englewood, Colo., and operating globally, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit To follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

©2022 Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks and JUPITER is a trademark of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

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