The American Satellite Broadband Service Doyen, Hughes Network Systems announces that its HughesNet Gen4 satellite broadband service has been ranked first among all major Internet service providers.
The recognition comes for delivering advertised performance pledged in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) fifth annual report on consumer broadband services, “Measuring Broadband America – 2015,” issued on December 30, 2015.
“The FCC’s report is especially gratifying because it confirms that HughesNet Gen4 consistently delivers on the performance promised to our customers,” said Mike Cook, senior vice president, North America Division at Hughes. “It gives validation to our entire team of engineers, technicians, customer service representatives, channel partners and installers who work tirelessly to bring the many benefits of Internet access to our ever growing base of subscribers, no matter where they live or work.”
The FCC report evaluated satellite, DSL, cable and fiber Internet access services from 16 providers, covering over 80% of the U.S. residential marketplace. It found that the HughesNet Gen4 service exceeded advertised download and upload speeds at higher rates than any other satellite or terrestrial broadband provider.
Download speeds were consistently more than twice advertised, even during peak usage times. Similarly, upload speeds were more than 1.5 times advertised speed.
In addition to over-delivering on promised speeds, HughesNet is calimed to be one of the top ISPs in limiting network packet loss, which is typically caused by network congestion and can be an important factor in the perceived quality of online applications.
In 2015, the company released its SmartTechnologies suite of enhancements to improve subscribers’ speed and browsing experience by compressing data more efficiently, speeding downloads, improving Web browsing, and helping subscribers optimize their data usage. In 2016, Hughes is known to expand the JUPITER platform that powers HughesNet Gen4 by launching the industry’s highest-capacity broadband satellite, EchoStar XIX. Echostar XIX’s multi-spot beam Ka-band capabilities will help meet the increasing demand for the HughesNet Gen4 service in North America.