Updated: Jun 14, 2021
Strasbourg, France, December 9, 2020 -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and a leading provider of managed network services under its HughesON™ brand, has been chosen as an approved provider by the Georgia Technology Authority (GTA) under its GTA Direct program. This award makes it easy for eligible agencies to procure essential broadband connectivity from Hughes – including cable, fiber, satellite and LTE services – as well as network management services, all from a single provider.
“Adding Hughes as an access and managed service provider enables GTA to bring expanded services to even more customers,” said Calvin Rhodes, State of Georgia Chief Information Officer and GTA Executive Director. “Across Georgia’s 159 counties, broadband service can be challenging, particularly in some areas of the state. Hughes has a track-record of managing this kind of distributed network for governments and enterprises, making them a valuable addition to the circle of approved private-sector partners under GTA Direct.”
“As government agencies increasingly rely on cloud technology and offer more online services to their constituents, a dependable network partner is critical to ensuring reliable connectivity and a seamless user experience,” said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president, Government Solutions, Hughes. “Through GTA Direct, government offices throughout the state can now enjoy the high level of connectivity and network management that we deliver to commercial customers across Georgia, including best of breed broadband access at every site, with secure, 24/7 network monitoring.”
Repeatedly recognized as a market-leading managed services provider, Hughes offers Georgia’s agencies a single point of contact for selecting, implementing and monitoring broadband solutions—including essential connectivity from nearly a dozen carriers across the state, as well as comprehensive Software-Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN). Already in use across thousands of state and federal government sites, Hughes solutions help agencies meet the surge in telework and increasing constituent demand for readily available online services and information.