Hughes Wins GSA State Broadband Contract with Texas, Colorado

[Satellite TODAY 05-26-10] Hughes Network Systems’ has won two Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts from the state governments of Texas and Colorado to provide Spaceway 3 services supporting the states’ park systems, the company announced May 25.
    Colorado State Parks, a division of the State’s Department of Natural Resources, contracted Hughes to provide Spaceway 3 satellite broadband service to operations at 15 state park sites. The contract, awarded through the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) Cooperative Purchasing Program, is for a period of one year with two option years.
    Under its contract with the State of Texas, state agencies, local governments, public school districts, and public higher educational institutions may purchase Hughes satellite services to meet emergency preparedness and management priorities. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department placed the first order under the contract for a back-up network to support 90 state park sites. The contract is for a term of one year with three, one-year options.
    For both of its state customers, Hughes will broadband service access continuity solutions including, voice, video, and data application support, site-to-site and site-to-data center connectivity, managed network services and a hubless architecture that delivers secure, low-cost private satellite networks.
    Financial details of the contracts were not disclosed.

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