Washington state to be serviced with satellite broadband

The state of Washington will start receiving satellite internet services courtesy of Frontier Communications, on of the leading provider of broadband services to rural clients in America. According to the company, it has partnered with Hughes Network Systems to leverage the JUPITER™ High-Throughput Technology for satellite broadband solutions to rural markets in Washington’s northwest.

Frontier Communications’ Senior Vice President and General Manager for Oregon and Washington, Rich Klena, said that the exciting development will help rural areas across the state cut of from traditional terrestrial networks like fibre optic cables, to enjoy the benefits of high-speed broadband access that will also increase commerce, deliver information and entertainment programs and applications, as well as provide platforms for solutions such as telehealth and distance learning.

Price for the service depends on the speed rates chosen but according to reports, internet from satellite via Frontier Communications will most likely cost between $52 to $146. The Stamford-based company is looking to expand its broadband services as part of its commitment to customers.