SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico internet provider AeroNet announced a new service in Old San Juan launched in partnership with Facebook Connectivity, which powers its Express Wi-Fi platform and will enable AeroNet to provide Wi-Fi service in a 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 said.
AeroNet said it is hopeful that the use of Express Wi-Fi and Terragraph will enable the company to 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, ”Gino Villarini, president and founder of AeroNet, explained in a press release. “This new collaboration with Facebook Connectivity allows us to continue contributing to the socio-economic development and also reduces 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, ”added 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 José in Old San Juan to access AeroNet's fixed wireless and public Wi-Fi services.