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Viasat Launches Residential Internet Service in Brazil

By | July 7, 2020
Brasilia Brazil

Brasilia, Brazil, where one of Viasat’s offices is. Photo: Flickr/georg_neu

Viasat has launched high-speed internet service for residential customers in Brazil. Viasat said in a Tuesday release it expects to be the only satellite Internet Service Provider (ISP) that will be capable of making high-speed internet available in 100% of the country, upon completion of the residential launch rollout. Brazilian residents across the initial launch states can now subscribe to a home satellite internet service with speeds up to 20 Mbps and data packages that go up to 80 GB of data per month.

Viasat’s new residential internet service for Brazil uses bandwidth from the Telebras SGDC-1 satellite to deliver satellite internet services. The service launched Tuesday across eight states including São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Paraná, Rio Grande do Sul, Federal District, and Amazonas. The service will be rolled out across the country, with an expected completion date before the end of 2020.

“Now, Brazilian homes will have access to a reliable, high-speed satellite-based internet service, unlike any satellite internet service they’ve used before,” said Bruno Soares Henriques, commercial director of Viasat Brazil. “We are proud to deliver a high-quality internet service, with features like unlimited chat and web browsing, across the country. Our fast, data-rich residential plans will meet the needs and interests of the millions of Brazilians we can potentially service — enabling us to distinguish the Viasat internet service from others on the market.”