Hughes is honored to be selected a second time to support GETN in enabling distance learning capabilities for federal agencies, said Tony Bardo, assistant vice president of Government Solutions at Hughes.
Under the task order, Hughes will provide a one-way video and two-way audio network for GETN users via broadband satellite.
Hughes will ensure cost savings by consolidating bandwidth for the GETN community based on historical usage data estimates, and enable agency users to share programming over the same satellite space segment.
Convergent Media, AT&T's service partner for operating and maintaining GETN, redesigned and upgraded the original GETN network in 2000, and continues to install new sites, and operate and manage all GETN broadcast programming.
Convergent Media designed, installed and operates the Army National Guard network of 95 sites, which operates as part of GETN.
According to the company, under the task order, it will provide a one-way video and two-way audio network for GETN
users via broadband satellite.