[Satellite TODAY 09-12-12] Gilat Satellite Networks’
wholly owned subsidiary Spacenet
has equipped its 10,000th Dollar General
store with its SkyEdge VSAT technology, Spacenet confirmed Sept. 12.
Spacenet has been working with Dollar General since 2001 and has equipped all 10,000-plus Dollar General locations with Spacenet VSAT satellite connectivity. The VSAT service aims to provide all the store’s broadband connectivity prior to the deployment of terrestrial-based broadband, such as DSL or cable, which typically occurs within 45 days of opening.
“We’re proud to help play a key supporting role in Dollar General’s national expansion, not only with rapidly deployable VSAT connectivity, but also with our overall approach to Managed Network Services,” Spacenet President and CEO Glenn Katz said in a statement. “Our goal is to provide our customers with the technology, talent and teamwork to help them expand their business, reduce costs, improve security and meet their network objectives. And there’s simply no better testament to these capabilities than by deploying the largest, and fastest growing business continuity retail network in the country.”