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Hughes Awarded Satellite Broadband Contract By New England Telehealth Consortium

"By using the Hughes and AvL transportable solution, healthcare providers in Northern New England will have access to current research, improved medicine, and support from medical experts through enhanced telemedicine," said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for government solutions at Hughes. "This is another great example of how satellite technology can help improve people's lives."

ProInfoNet, an independent telecommunications and computer consulting firm, was selected by NETC to manage the implementation and is working together with Hughes and AvL to deliver the telehealth network.

"We are excited that NETC's mobile clinics will have access to telemedicine and Electronic Health Records through the Hughes SPACEWAY satellite system," said Jim Rogers, President of ProInfoNet. "Patients can now receive excellent remote medical care whether a mobile clinic is parked in rural Maine or docked at an offshore island. This satellite technology allows medical providers at NETC connected hospitals to provide telemedicine services to NETC mobile clinics across the region."

About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet ® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 3 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

©2013 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes, HughesNet, and SPACEWAY are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

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