Hughes Network Systems (NASDAQ:HUGH) has signed Atlanta-based MicroCorp to be a certified reseller of HughesNet broadband satellite business services. Business customers purchasing telecom solutions from MicroCorp's network of more than 1,500 agents, system integrators, and value-added resellers will now have access to high-speed data and backup services powered by HughesNet broadband satellite.

HughesNet business services allow companies operating in rural areas where neither DSL nor cable is available to access cost-efficient broadband. It also offers those in urban areas a viable backup solution for when their landline connection fails.

"Adding HughesNet to our telecom service offerings highlights our commitment to bringing our channel partners the most advanced solutions available so they can better service their end customers," Brad Miehl, president and CEO of MicroCorp, said in a statement. "The nationwide HughesNet broadband satellite service gives our customers the ability to connect remote locations economically, and offers a robust solution to ensure that mission-critical applications stay on-line even during a landline outage."