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DIRECTV to Offer DIRECWAY Broadband Services

New 400kbps Broadband Service Available Across U. S. (August 03, 2001)
DIRECTV, Inc. and Hughes Network Systems will begin marketing DIRECWAY, a 400kbps satellite-based broadband service. DIRECWAY will enable DIRECTV to offer high-speed satellite Internet service with its digital multi-channel entertainment services and market it to its existing base of over 10 million customers, as well as new customers throughout the United States.

The DIRECWAY hardware features the new DIRECWAY antenna that provides broadband Internet service and access to more than 225 channels of DIRECTV programming, including movies, news, sports and family programming, DIRECTV PARA TODOS, HDTV and local channels in 41 markets, all through one single dish.

DIRECWAY will be available through independent satellite dealers and retail outlets later this year. The broadband service price will be between $59.99 and $69.99.

"With the addition of DIRECTV to our other DIRECWAY partners, DIRECWAY will now be marketed to a combined base of over 45 million existing subscribers of television and Internet services in the United States," said Paul Gaske, executive vice president and general manager for Hughes Network Systems. DIRECTV joins the growing ranks of Hughes Network Systems' partners, which includes America Online, Earthlink, Pegasus, NRTC and Juno.

"Even more importantly," continued Gaske, "the DIRECWAY service enables new and existing DIRECTV customers to get the best of both worlds, all from a single dish."

The DIRECWAY-based broadband satellite offering will be offered in addition to the DIRECTV DSL service, which DIRECTV began marketing to consumers this spring.

To learn more about DIRECWAY, please visit

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