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Space & Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) today released The Digital River, its newest Better Satellite World video. It tells the story of how Viasat brought satellite connections to more than 1.8 million people in rural Mexico, giving them their first access to the online world.

Viasat was the first company in the world to introduce a new kind of satellite broadband—one with high speeds and competitive costs. More than a half-million Americans and US businesses subscribe to its broadband service. With its Community Wi-Fi program, based around a single Wi-Fi hotspot in the center of each village, the company has found a way to deliver service at a price that rural Latin Americans can afford.

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