Ottawa, ON -- Telesat says its new satellite-based high-speed business Internet service is available to businesses...
April 15, 2002
Ottawa, ON — Telesat says its new satellite-based high-speed business Internet service is available to businesses anywhere in Canada and the United States.
The new Telesat High Speed Internet service, offered in partnership with Virginia-based Spacenet Inc., a subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., enables two-way high-speed Internet access for users across North America.
“There are other high-speed Internet services, but only Telesat offers the extended Canadian coverage that many business users need to complete their North American networks,” said Dennis Billard, Telesat’s VP of business development. “Telesat High Speed Internet has been designed with business users in mind – and it’s the only one built on Canadian facilities.”
The new service was designed for businesses that require Internet access at ADSL-type speeds at locations that are outside served areas. This market could include large enterprises, the resource sector, franchise businesses and government institutions.
The service is based on Gilat’s 360E VSAT platform, designed for commercial applications. The companies say its benefits include highly optimized Internet application support, direct Ethernet connectivity, robust system reliability and advanced quality-of-service features.
Telesat’s resellers include Infosat Communications of Burnaby, BC, and RamTelecom of Ottawa.