Millions of people in Brazil don’t have Internet access

We’re Viasat — and we’re working to change this in thousands of rural communities across Brazil by bringing fast, affordable broadband internet via satellite to unconnected and underserved areas.

A world of opportunity

Helping kids with homework. Connecting families with distant relatives. Helping farmers manage their businesses. Access to the Internet can transform lives — which is why we’re bringing it to the hardest-to-reach places in Brazil.

Equal access for all

Viasat is working to bring community Wi-Fi where it’s needed most across Brazil — because we believe everyone should have equal access to the internet.

 

In July 2019, Viasat launched a special trial of the Community Internet service in the state of São Paulo, deploying free hotspots to 10 exclusive communities that previously had slow or non-existent internet connectivity. With speeds up to 25 Mbps, residents in these communities are now able to access the internet at high speeds.

 

Stay up-to-date on our efforts to connect rural communities in Brazil by visiting our Newsroom

 

Committed to Brazil

Viasat already provides internet access to over a million people across Latin America within walking distance of a hotspot — and working with Telebras, we’ll be connecting thousands of rural communities throughout Brazil to fast, affordable internet.

 

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Pouso Alto, Natividade da Serra – S.P., Brasil Photo credit: Rafael Roncato

Pouso Alto, Natividade da Serra – S.P., Brasil Photo credit: Rafael Roncato

How Community Internet works

Community residents purchase pay-as-you-go internet from a local Viasat hotspot host, allowing them to connect to our satellite internet network though a local Wi-Fi connection.

 

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Why become a Community Internet hotspot host?

Connect your community

It’s a business that benefits everyone in your community — connecting kids, families, and businesses with the resources they need to succeed.

Increase your revenue

It’s more than just another revenue stream — you’re bringing more customers to your current business to help drive incremental sales.

Personal internet access

As a Community Internet service provider, you’ll get personal access to the internet — which opens up a new world of benefits for you and your business.