US satellite firm Viasat has expanded the coverage supported by its Viasat do Brasil ISP unit, adding a further 14 states to its footprint. New locations covered include: Santa Catarina, Espirito Santo, Goias, Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, Bahia, Ceara, Alagoas, Sergipe, Maranhao, Para, Rondonia, Amapa and Acre. With its latest expansion, Viasat now offers service to more than 93% of the population across 21 states and the Federal District.
Previously, in July this year, Viasat launched its residential service in seven states (Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Minas Gerais, Pernambuco, Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Amazonas) and the Federal District. The service uses bandwidth from the Telebras SGDC-1 satellite to deliver satellite internet services. Upon completion of its rollout later this year, the company expects to be the only satellite ISP in Brazil capable of serving 100% of the country.