SES announced today that it has signed contracts to provide its ASTRA Connect for communities satellite broadband service to 15 German villages located in several regions of
The contracted communities (including Steesow, Behren-LÜbchin, LÜhburg, Bollewick, LÜbs, Bartelshagen II, Fuhlendorf and Saal) have received subsidies for the ASTRA Connect for communities networks from a combination of public funds, including EU, state and regional funds for broadband development such as the
The ASTRA Connect for communities solution uses a single satellite antenna installed at a central head-end and the broadband connection is supplied to the end users via WiFi access or the existing terrestrial telephone network. This provides all households within the head-end reach with internet access at speeds of up to 25Mbit/s. Depending on the geographical location of the village, one or more head-ends can be installed to provide the required coverage.
In order to ensure smooth implementation of the projects, the communities will be supported by the Broadband Competency Center Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (BKZ M-V).
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