Broadband Internet access drives social and economic development T he global economy is experiencing a digital revolution, with the world increasingly moving from resource-based to information-based economies. Indeed, the World Wide Web has become the universal platform for communications and exchange of information among people, businesses, and organizations—no matter where they may be—all made possible by broadband Internet access. Powering a Connected Future Continued on page 10

2 Executive Corner Ramesh Ramaswamy, Senior Vice President and General Manager, International Division talks about successes, new markets, and the future.

7 Hughes 2018 Innovation Award Winners Two teams recognized for stellar accomplishments.

8 Powering a Connected Future for Military SATCOM Operations Defense Department assigns Hughes a critical role.

4 Lessons in Disaster Relief Hughes remains committed to long-term recovery efforts in Puerto Rico.

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