The global communications company Viasat Inc and the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) through his branch Telecommunications and Internet for All (CFE-TEIT), have signed an agreement to offer satellite Internet to 850 regions of Mexico.
According to a company statement, the demarcations will be able to enjoy a free high-quality Internet service in public places, schools, institutions, health centers and other crowded areas.
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This would be an effort to provide satellite connectivity to communities that currently do not have service. According to figures from data reportmore than 34 million Mexicans were ‘disconnected’ in 2022.
Through this agreement, Viasat will offer its satellite connectivity in regions of Mexico where other Internet Service Providers (ISPs) cannot or choose not to do so.
The community Internet service will be implemented through a public Wi-Fi access point, which will be connected and enabled by a Viasat satellite to provide a high-speed connection.
Reaching the most remote areas with our satellite connectivity will allow people to access online education, telehealth and new economic opportunities,” said Kevin Cohen, head of fixed broadband business at viasat in Latin America.
Since 2018, the global communications company has been implementing its Internet services in Mexico. So far, it has ‘connected’ residential customers, small businesses, rural communities, and even travelers who fly Aeroméxico.
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