Hughes Network Systems has released the latest generation of the HughesNet service plans that includes upgraded SmartTechnologies tools for browsing, downloading and data usage management.
The Gen4 plans feature the SmartFetch, SmartCompression, SmartBrowsing and SmartResources tools that work to boost website loading, data compression and media download functions, Hughes said Wednesday.
According to the company, SmartFetch reduces the number of “hops” to retrieve website content, while SmartCompression consumes less of the data allowance when downloading.
Meanwhile, SmartBrowsing enables subscribers to use web-based functions beyond their monthly data allowance, while SmartResources lets them control and monitor their own bandwidth usage.
Mike Cook, a senior vice president at Hughes, said that the company aims to deliver high-speed Internet to areas with limited access to terrestrial broadband services.