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Communications solutions for schools.

Available nationwide, HughesNet® Gen4 Internet Access Solutions are designed to support the growing broadband needs of schools. Offering a range of speeds and affordable service plans, these solutions deliver high-speed broadband connectivity to even the hardest-to-reach locations.

Special Discounts for Schools through the E-Rate Program

Hughes is an authorized provider of high-speed broadband access to schools, libraries, and rural health care providers under the E-Rate program. The program is administered by the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) under the direction of the Federal providers in the United States to obtain affordable telecommunications and Internet access.

To participate in this program, your organization must apply directly to USAC (www.usac.org). Be sure to note Hughes’ SPIN number (143-005-653) during the application process. The discount for eligible organizations depends on the level set by the USAC and the urban/rural status of the population served. The discount ranges from 20% to 90% of the costs of eligible services. The following services are eligible for a discount: onetime installation charges, equipment, and monthly recurring charges*. The discount percentage is determined by the USAC. Upon acceptance, USAC issues a Funding Commitment Letter (FCL) to the eligible organization to confirm the discount. Once you have your organization’s FCL and tax exempt certificate (if applicable), call Hughes at 1-800-416-8679 to get connected. You will need to provide both the FCL and tax exempt certificate along with form of payment when ordering.

Digital Signage for Schools

Schools need a rapid and reliable delivery method to communicate the enormous volume of constantly changing information on today’s campuses. That’s why they’re turning to HughesON™ Digital Solutions for the most cost-effective, high-impact communications possible.

Combining dynamic video, text, and graphics on a network of digital signs, HughesON MediaSignage™ delivers multi-media educational information and emergency announcements to students, faculty, staff, and guests—all at the same time to any number of locations. No matter how they use it, educational facilities can be confident they are sending the right message, to the right audience, at the right time.

Student Communications

Make announcements, provide instructions and alerts, and communicate important information to students in classrooms, dorms, food courts, book stores, lobbies, and other areas throughout campuses. Athletic departments, for example, can use Hughes Digital Signage to communicate training schedules, display film on upcoming opponents, and recognize players for outstanding performance.

Faculty and Staff Communications and Training

Hughes MediaSignage provides a “digital message board” to easily keep faculty and staff informed with the latest content in their respective areas. Employee training capabilities include video-on-demand, interactive classroom, and a Web-hosted learning portal system.

Emergency Communications

Broadcast emergency messages to students, faculty, and staff. With the mobility application for Hughes MediaSignage, network administrators can instantly disseminate critical information and emergency notifications via via any mobile device with internet access.

Digital Media Applications for K-12

  • Digital Concierge – Student/visitor center information kiosks
  • Digital Associate –Interactive kiosks in bookstores and student unions
  • Digital Bulletin Board – Announcements targeted to students, athletes, faculty, and/or staff
  • Digital Briefing Board – Information for safety enforcement or first responders
  • Breakroom TV – Communications with integrated live TV feeds in food courts and lobbies
  • MediaTraining® – User-centric video training
  • VirtualClassroom™ – Interactive video—live or on demand
  • Learning Portal – Web-hosted learning system
  • School TV - Pre-packaged, turnkey solution for k-12 schools

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