Since 2010, Eutelsat Americas has taken part in the federal digital inclusion programme México Conectado, steered by the Ministry of Communications and Transportation.
This programme, which aims to offer free internet access in public spaces such as schools, hospitals, universities, parks and government institutions, currently connects approximately 100,000 sites.
More than two thirds of connections are for schools and almost 30% of all public spaces connected via the programme use satellite technology.
A partnership entered into between Eutelsat Americas and the company Elara Communicaciones has enabled a large number of schools to enjoy the educational potential provided by satellite internet access.
Similar social connectivity initiatives are also conducted in Panama, Colombia and Ecuador.