Rural Mexico to Use Hughes Jupiter Satellite System – Satellite Today

Satellite with JUPITER technology. Photo: Hughes

Artist rendition of satellite with Jupiter technology. Photo: Hughes

[Via Satellite 3-17-2015] Grupo Pegaso, which promotes projects of global importance to Mexico, has selected Hughes Network Systems to supply its Jupiter System to help close the digital divide for communities in rural Mexico. Pegaso Banda Ancha, a Grupo Pegaso company that provides satellite connectivity in North America, will deliver services over the Bicentenario satellite owned by Mexico’s Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT), operating a Hughes Jupiter Gateway and more than 5,000 remote terminals, helping the government reach its goal of providing Internet access to 100 percent of the country’s schools and municipalities.

“Internet access is a basic ingredient for economic and social development,” said Javier Braun Burillo, chief operating officer of Grupo Pegaso. “The Hughes Jupiter System will enable us to connect remote communities and schools with many of the same economic, governmental and educational resources that are available in urban areas.”

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