Sunday, August 22, 2010

Spacenet Awarded $7.5M for Broadband in Alaska & Hawaii

Spacenet has been awarded $7.5 million in federal grant funding from the Rural Utility Service (RUS) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to provide broadband service to rural unserved markets in Alaska and Hawaii through its "StarBand Open Skies" initiative. Spacenet will offer its StarBand broadband-over-satellite service to these regions for $0 down, including equipment and standard installation, and an entry-level monthly service fee of $50. The Nova 1000 service provides download speeds of up to 1 Mbps and upload speeds of 200 Kbps, and the Nova 1500 service provides download speeds of up to 1.5 Mbps and upload speeds of 256 Kbps.
http://www.starband.com/alaskahttp://www.spacenet.com/

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