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Hughes to enable distance learning programs for 8 federal government agencies

Hughes Network Systems, LLC said that it has been awarded a task order by the US General Services Administration in support of the government education and training network (GETN) to provide commercial satellite communications end-to-end solutions to enable the network´s distance learning capabilities.

GETN is a network of eight federal agencies, including US Department of Defense, executive branch agencies and federal judiciary agencies that share satellite technology, facilities, and distance learning programs. The task order is for a term of four and one half years including the base and option years.

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


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