GERMANTOWN, Md., Aug. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, announced today that it has received the Federal Government Distance Learning Association's (FGDLA) Pillar Award, given to an individual and organization not affiliated with the federal government, in recognition of outstanding service or significant contribution to the FGDLA.
Mike Tippets, vice president of Hughes Solutions Group, was recognized for his service in support of distance learning in the federal government over the last decade. FGDLA specifically called out his continued and dedicated support of the Association and its members through his work as Chair for both the Advisory Board and the Marketing and Business Development committee. In addition, the Hughes Government Solutions Group was recognized for demonstrating leadership in the development of emerging distance learning technologies providing enterprise-wide solutions to the federal government.
"The FGDLA and its members are visionaries who have led the federal government to where it is today -- implementing distance learning programs, technologies and capabilities that few would have thought possible a decade ago," said Tippets. "It is an honor to serve FGDLA and to receive this award from my peers."Tony Bardo, assistant vice president for Government Solutions at Hughes commented, "By realizing the substantial benefits of satellite communications, FGDLA members have positioned themselves as leaders in the federal network communications community for continued successful implementation of distance learning applications." The awards were presented at an awards ceremony and reception on August 15, 2013, during the Washington International Learning Technologies Conference. About Hughes Network SystemsHughes 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 3.3 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 and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. EchoStar is a registered trademark of EchoStar Corporation.