Eutelsat expands sat internet in Germany

Satellite operator Eutelsat is now offering households in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern broadband internet access via satellite at special rates.

In collaboration with the state government the company wants to contribute to a speedy solution for closing the broadband coverage gaps. The data rate offered is up to 3.6 Mbit/s for downloads and up to 384 kbit/s for uploads. Monthly fees for a 24-month contract are €39.90, with necessary hardware provided free of charge. The service is distributed via Eutelsat’s retail partners skyDSL and dsl2u.

The solution, which transmits the data in both directions via satellite, is based on the Eutelsat system Tooway – a technology which is already being utilised by more than 400,000 households in North America. After Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the second German state to conclude an agreement with Eutelsat for closing its broadband gaps.