EchoStar is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is a global provider of broadband satellite technologies, broadband internet services for consumer customers, which include home and small to medium-sized businesses, and satellite services. Co. operates in the following business segments: Hughes and EchoStar Satellite Services (ESS). Co.'s Hughes segment is a global provider of broadband satellite technologies and broadband internet services, broadband network technologies, managed services, equipment, hardware, satellite services and communications solutions. Co.'s ESS segment provides satellite services on a full-time and/or occasional-use basis.