[Satellite TODAY 07-25-12] Rural connectivity provider Frontier Communications
has signed a wholesale agreement with Hughes Network Systems
to distribute satellite-based broadband services to hundreds of thousands of households and small businesses within previously unserved or underserved markets, Hughes confirmed July 24.
Frontier will leverage Hughes’ Jupiter high-throughput technology via the recently launched EchoStar 17 satellite. The Frontier-distributed HughesNet Gen4 satellite service will be branded Frontier Broadband.
“This is another example of Frontier's unwavering commitment to making broadband access ubiquitous, especially in rural America,” Frontier Executive Vice President Melinda White said in a statement. “We chose Hughes because it shares that vision and has the proven ability to bring high-quality technology to customers around the world.”