Hughes to launch satellite broadband service in Mexico

Hughes Network Systems will launch its satellite-based broadband service in Mexico. (Pixabay)

Hughes Network Systems will launch its satellite-based broadband service in Mexico next Tuesday, offering speeds of 25 Mbps down and 3 Mbps up.

Hughes was already offering commercial enterprise and government connectivity services in Mexico via its partnership with Star Group/StarGo.

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There's a big need for internet services in Mexico, especially in rural areas. According to Freedom on the Net 2018 – Mexico, internet penetration in rural communities is 14%, compared to 86% in urban areas. With the launch of HughesNet service in Mexico, approximately 95% of the population will have access to Internet service – even in rural areas, according to Hughes.

The HughesNet service includes built-in WiFi and 24/7 customer care. HughesNet is also available in Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and the United States.

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