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    For Maverik, DIRECWAY Is the Right Way

    C-store chain to install broadband satellite services at all locations.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Hughes Network Systems announced at the NACStech show that packetPointe Communications, an enterprise solutions provider, is providing DIRECWAY broadband satellite services to all 170 Maverik Country Stores Inc. fuel and convenience store locations.

    Before selecting DIRECWAY, Maverik researched and tested a number of data connectivity options, including dial-up, frame and cable. Satellite proved to be the perfect fit. It was fast, reliable, and worked effectively at every location. Maverik knew from previous experience that the expense of managing multiple broadband vendors was time consuming and resulted in exorbitant costs. The DIRECWAY service has eliminated the complexities of doing business with multiple vendors, streamlined business operations, and substantially reduced operational costs.

    According to Maverik director of information technology Lynn Call, "We have a small information technology shop and could not manage the multiple connections that were essential to establishing a connection with the traditional terrestrial broadband alternatives. When packetPointe approached us with HNS's DIRECWAY platform, our years of searching quickly came to an end. packetPointe and HNS came to our rescue with a single, enterprise solution that other providers were unable to offer."

    Call added, "I would also emphasize the fact that we are replacing many of our client-based software systems at each store and porting them over to our company intranet, which will allow us to get data faster and manage the software from a central point. The DIRECWAY system has empowered us to use our company intranet as our primary means of collecting and distributing data; this is a huge benefit to us."

    Maverik Country Stores operates 170 convenience stores in seven western states in the United States, including Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.


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