Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rural Economic Development

Hughes Announces Internet Agreement with AFB Inc.

Washington--Hughes Network Systems announced today its agreement with American Farm Bureau Inc. to offer Farm Bureau members in participating states who activate a new HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet account a discount on the monthly service plan fee. AFB Inc. first made the announcement in January.

Many Farm Bureau members live in areas that don’t have access to affordable, high-speed Internet service such as DSL or cable and will benefit from this new agreement, according to Ron Gaskill, managing director of AFB Inc. Currently 16 state Farm Bureaus plan to offer this new benefit to their members, Gaskill added.

“We are pleased to offer HughesNet for Farm Bureau members who live and work in areas where high-speed DSL or cable Internet access is not available,” Gaskill said. “Farm Bureau members who activate a new HughesNet account will benefit by getting the nation’s No. 1 satellite broadband service at a discounted monthly rate.”

Hughes news release

AFBF news release

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