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Hughes wins industry innovation award

Hughes Network Systems LLC, of Germantown, a provider of satellite broadband for home and office, announced that its Jupiter satellite system has been named the 2014 Technology Innovation of the Year at VSAT 2014, one of the satellite communication industry’s top international events. VSAT stands for very small aperture terminal, a device that transmits and receives data signals via satellite. Jupiter allows users access to high-speed Internet service. The award recognizes how VSAT technological innovation has enhanced the delivery of satellite services to the wider community. The judging panel was composed of executives from analyst, research and industry organizations.