Eutelsat Communications and CaribSat have confirmed a distribution agreement for the IP Easy satellite broadband service provided through the Caribbean footprint of the Eutelsat 8 West A satellite.
Starting in Guadeloupe, CaribSat is offering consumers and small businesses Internet connectivity with download speeds ranging from 512 Kbps to 6 Mbps from €29.90 a month. The service will be extended to Martinique, Saint-Martin, Saint-Barth and French Guiana from 1 January 2014.
“The agreement announced today with Eutelsat equips us to accelerate access to the benefits of digital for the individuals and small businesses in the French West Indies and French Guiana who are still struggling with dial-up,” said Maryse Coppet of CaribSat. “The broadband landscape in these regions is poised to quickly evolve and we look forward to serving the many users impatient to join the digital economy.”