New service will provide a faster Wi-Fi experience at economical rates in the historical city of Old San Juan.
Puerto Rico’s leading business internet service provider AeroNet has announced a new, advanced Wi-Fi service in Old San Juan, in partnership with Facebook Connectivity. The new service is powered by Facebook Connectivity’s Express Wi-Fi platform, which will enable AeroNet to provide its Wi-Fi service in a sustainable and scalable way, and Terragraph, a gigabit wireless technology that delivers fiber-like speeds over the air and will serve as the backhaul solution for the Wi-Fi network. The Wi-Fi service promises residents and visitors in Old San Juan a fast, reliable internet experience.
AeroNet’s Wi-Fi service will officially launch in Old San Juan on August 5, 2020. AeroNet is hopeful that the use of Express Wi-Fi and Terragraph will enable the company to effectively extend public Wi-Fi services to zones that currently suffer from limited connectivity options, such as areas near Plaza San Jose and Plaza de Armas.
“Our goal with implementing these new technology solutions is to provide access to the Internet with a fast and reliable Wi-FI network in areas that have not been possible due to the lack of infrastructure or the high cost of development,” explains Gino Villarini, president and founder of AeroNet. “This new collaboration with Facebook Connectivity allows us to continue contributing to the socio-economic development and also reduce the digital gap in these communities. We keep expanding the coverage in Old San Juan to replicate the project in other towns on the Island.”
“Facebook Connectivity is proud to collaborate with partners like AeroNet to deploy programs and technologies that enable better, broader connectivity,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, vice president for Facebook Connectivity. “With its new service powered by Express Wi-Fi and Terragraph, AeroNet will provide the people of Old San Juan with fast, affordable, and reliable internet access over Wi-Fi, ensuring they’re able to get online when and where they need it.”
This announcement builds on the Terragraph trial AeroNet and Facebook Connectivity announced earlier this year, which was designed to enable people in or near Plaza de Armas and Plaza San Jose in Old San Juan to access AeroNet’s fixed wireless and public Wi-Fi services, powered by Terragraph. With this pilot, AeroNet has successfully delivered gigabit services in areas of Old San Juan where fiber-to-the-home deployments are not economically viable.
AeroNet is a renowned business high-speed internet service provider and is the sole Puerto Rican ISP to extend wireless and fiber networks. The company banks on advanced commercial-grade technology support secure, credible, and dedicated high-speed broadband access at affordable rates. AeroNet is also the first local internet service provider in the country to secure a listing in the Inc. 5000 list.
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About Facebook Connectivity
Connectivity is at the heart of Facebook’s mission to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Critical to this mission is high-quality internet access, which gives people a voice and creates opportunities to share the knowledge that can strengthen local communities and global economies. Facebook Connectivity works closely with partners including mobile network operators, equipment manufacturers, and more to develop programs and technologies—including Express WiFi, Magma, and Terragraph—that increase the availability, affordability, and awareness of high-quality internet access, bringing more people online to a faster internet. To learn more, visit: https://connectivity.fb.com.