Net2 to distribute Astra2Connect in Spain

By Robert Briel | April 22, 2009 | 11:31 UK

SES Astra has signed a second distribution agreement for the Spanish market with the internet service provider Net2 for the distribution of Astra2Connect.

Net2 will market the satellite broadband access service all over the Iberian Peninsula, including the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza and will offer four different speed packages with download rates of up to 2,048 kbit/s. Astra2Connect was launched in early 2007 and is now available in fourteen countries throughout Europe.

“Our distribution agreement with Net2 shows again that Astra2Connect is ideally suited to bridge the digital divide in Europe,” said Norbert Willems, Managing Director of Astra Broadband Services, in a statement. “In Spain, there are still many rural areas in which households have limited or no access to broadband internet and will most likely remain un-served in the future.

Access to broadband, on the other hand, is a driver for economic growth and regional wealth. With Astra2Connect, households in these areas are able to receive a fast and cost-efficient solution to access broadband internet.”