Wal-Mart To Resell Hughes Satellite Internet Service
[10-09-07 – Satellite Today] Hughes Network Systems will distribute its HughesNet satellite Internet access service in 2,800 Wal-Mart stores throughout the United States, Hughes announced Oct. 9.
"Wal-Mart is perhaps the only retail store in the country that reaches as many people as HughesNet," Mike Cook, senior vice president, North America division, Hughes, said in a statement. "This relationship is a powerful way to make broadband a reality for the millions of Americans and small business owners who cannot get high-speed Internet access from cable or DSL providers.”
The pricing for customers who purchase the service through Wal-Mart is similar to the packages offered on the Hughes Web site.