Viasat and Expedition Communications partnered to deliver high-speed satellite internet to businesses and government agencies across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Through this relationship, Expedition Communications will sell, install, maintain and provide customer support for Viasat’s satellite internet service across the islands. Viasat has satellite internet coverage over Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands with its ViaSat-2 satellite.

According to the release, Viasat’s satellite broadband speeds are faster than many of the islands’ current telecommunications services. By using Viasat’s business internet service, many of the islands’ businesses and government organizations can reliably connect critical business applications such as cloud-based collaboration, Voice-over-Internet Protocol (VoIP), email, point-of-sale transactions, high-speed file transfers, streaming video, Internet of Things (IoT) applications and more. The Viasat business internet service can also be used as a diverse business continuity back-up service, providing a secondary internet connection for businesses.

“All businesses, regardless of where they decide to set-up operations, should have access to a quality internet network,” said Expedition Communications Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dean Eldridge. “By collaborating with Viasat, we are enabling businesses to adopt technologies that were previously unavailable to them. Viasat’s advanced satellite system is helping organizations be competitive and connected — across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — enabling them to expand the types of business applications they can use.”

Article originally published on Via Satellite.