You guys are all viewing it through the shades of how they'd work Dish into it. Remember Echostar is a separate company from Dish now. A large majority of Hughes' business has nothing to do with Hughesnet.
Agreed ... for those who like to read quarterly reports, here's the latest
(pdf) from Hughes website
Consolidated revenues of $266 million for a 6% growth over the third quarter of 2009; growth of 10% if revenues from the discontinued contract with Telematics are excluded.
New orders of $549 million for a growth of 164% over the third quarter of 2009, with major orders from Barrett Xplore, Rite Aid, Social Security Administration, Dillards, TJ Maxx, Buckeye Pipeline, GETN, and ConocoPhillips in our North America Broadband business; JSC Iskra, GTECH Colombia, Camelot, PrimeNet, VIVO, SEDUC, SREI and Allahabad Bank in our International Broadband business; and Glocom and Harris in our Mobile Satellite business.
Consumer business continues impressive growth trajectory:
– Total revenue increased by 14% and services revenue by 19% over the third quarter of 2009.
– Strong third quarter subscriber gross adds of 49,000 and net adds of 13,000.
– Consumer ARPU increased to $75 from $71 in the third quarter of 2009.
– Churn improved to 2.2% from 2.3% in the third quarter of 2009.
About Hughes Communications, Inc.
Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH) is the 100 percent owner of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet® encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.2 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.
Hughes is more that just the HughesNet consumer service. http://consumer.hughesnet.com/
Echostar offers business television services ... why not offer business data services as well?
Hughes has a terrible reputation for customer service while I've never had trouble with SB.
Referring to the home consumer service?