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FastWeb expands with Eutelsat

November 13, 2008

FastWeb has signed an industrial agreement with Eutelsat Communications via its Skylogic broadband subsidiary that will allow FastWeb to extend the coverage of broadband service through satellite connections.

FastWeb’s network currently reaches 50 per cent of the population. Thanks to the satellite connectivity provided by Eutelsat’s Tooway service, broadband access will in the future be available to companies, local governments and homes located in areas which were previously impossible to reach. FastWeb’s services will have the potential to be extended to areas where no broadband provider is present – representing approximately 6 per cent of Italian territory – thus enabling the elimination of the infrastructural digital divide.

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