Hughes Network Systems, LLC , the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced the installation of a satellite uplink enabling distance learning at the Havasupai Elementary School, located in the heart of the Grand Canyon. This installation is the 150th site installed under the National Indian Programs Training Center’s (NIPTC) Enhanced Learning and Knowledge Network (ELKNet), delivering distance learning to schools, federal agencies, and juvenile detention centers located in remote areas of Indian Country.
Hughes provides managed network services for ELKNet enabling real-time distance education via satellite to schools, federal agencies, and juvenile detention centers. Courses and workshops are developed by NIPTC instructors and shared through Interactive Television (ITV) with one-way video and two-way audio services. Hughes ultimately will manage distance education for Tribal Nations at 205 sites across 25 states.