At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Viasat's Kevin Cohen talks to Light Reading about how the company's Community Wi-Fi service enables connectivity in places otherwise unserved by internet providers.
Viasat and Facebook propose to accelerate the rollout of Viasat’s Community Wi-Fi, with Facebook helping to identify unconnected and poorly connected communities in Mexico that would benefit from Viasat’s service.
Viasat Community WiFi hotspots are expanding fast, linking people in previously unconnected remote Mexican villages with internet and telephone services
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An urban version of the Viasat Community Wi-Fi service successfully launched throughout rural Mexico soon to be available in cities
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Last year, Viasat kicked off a new kind of internet service called Community Wi-Fi (“CWF”). Using a central hotspot connected via satellite, CWF has made it possible to offer internet service to many remote communities that previously had little or no service. Inside Viasat caught up with Kevin Cohen, Viasat’s GM of Community Wi-Fi in North and South America, to hear how things are going today. Overall, how is the Community Wi-Fi program going in Mexico? The service has been [...]
To get high-speed internet to millions of un- and underserved people in Latin America, satellite needs to be part of the mix.
Helping bring Wi-Fi to communities in Mexico is just the beginning for Viasat’s Kevin Cohen as the company expands globally.
Throughout Mexico, Viasat is working to connect people who've been on the wrong side of the digital divide. By sharing a connection and purchasing time online in small increments, the service is affordable in some of the poorest parts of the country.