[Satnews] Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) has received a silver award as one of the top North American companies in the 2015 Best in Biz Company of the Year Competition.
The Company of the Year award recognizes companies for achievements and excellence over the preceding year. A panel of journalists and industry analysts chose Hughes for its work in bridging the digital divide between emerging and developed economies and for its partnership with 4-H to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, among other accomplishments. Hughes won in the category of companies with more than 1,000 employees, which includes companies such as Symantec, Hilton and Dell Computer.
Hughes pioneered satellite Internet access and is the world’s leading provider of technology and broadband services to customers in over 100 countries on five continents, connecting enterprises, governments and consumers to the digital economy. Earlier this year, Hughes announced a partnership with OneWeb and other major players to support the goal of closing the digital divide by bringing affordable broadband satellite services to millions of households, schools and organizations around the world.
2015 also saw Hughes continue its partnership with 4-H to introduce more American youth to hands-on, community-based STEM learning. Together, they have conducted several national programs to spark interest in STEM. Among them was National Youth Science Day (NYSD), the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. Additional programs included “Tech Takeover Days” at several local 4-H camps, “Inspire a Future Scientist” online video contest and programs for National Engineering Week.
Now in its fifth year, Best in Biz Awards honors companies, teams, executives and products for their business success in the current and previous year. Best in Biz Awards is unique, as it is the only independent business awards program judged by members of the press and industry analysts. For more information, visit http://www.bestinbizawards.com/.
“The Company of the Year award focuses on non-traditional metrics to judge a company’s impact on its industry and community,” said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. “We are honored that journalists and analysts with broader knowledge of company best practices have recognized Hughes efforts to be a responsible corporate citizen along with its business success.”