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Viasat expands Brazilian internet service

There’s been a further boost for Brazilian connectivity with the announcement from global communications company Viasat of the expansion of its residential internet service to 14 additional states in Brazil.

Brazilian residents across all five regions of the country can now subscribe to Viasat’s satellite internet service with speeds up to 20 Megabits per second and data-rich packages that offer up to 80 Gigabytes of data per month.

Viasat’s residential internet service initially launched in July in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Amazonas and the Federal District. The service is now expanding to 14 additional states including Santa Catarina, Espírito Santo, Goiás, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Bahia, Ceará, Alagoas, Sergipe, Maranhão, Pará, Rondônia, Amapá, and Acre.

With its latest expansion, Viasat now offers service to more than 93 per cent of the country’s population across 21 states and the Federal District.

The company’s aim is to be the only satellite internet service provider capable of making high-speed internet available across 100 percent of the country upon completion of the residential launch rollout.

Viasat’s residential internet service for Brazil uses bandwidth from the Telebras SGDC-1 satellite to deliver satellite internet services. The service rollout has an expected completion date before the end of 2020.

Viasat offers two plans. Each plan includes download speeds of either 10 Mbps or 20 Mbps, along with in-home Wi-Fi.

Viasat is working with local company Visiontec to provide in-market sales, fulfilment and technical support expertise for the residential internet service.

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