Case Study: Tooway delivers high-speed rural connectivity for Slovakian work and personal needs

When Slovakian construction worker Dušan Hrivik built his dream home in a quiet suburb of the city of Žilina, in the Slovak Republic, one of his challenges was finding an internet service that could serve his business and home needs.

“Internet options were very limited in the Budatin district and Dušan was attracted by the possibility of a satellite broadband connection. “I heard about the tooway™ satellite broadband service from Eutelsat and looked for a regional supplier of the service and that’s when I found Softel.”

Softel, a tooway™ broadband service provider, has been working with Eutelsat for the past 5 years and supplies the whole of the Slovak Republic. “Softel came to install the service just three days after I signed the contract and the service was up and running in just one hour,” added Dušan.

Eutelsat’s tooway™ service is aimed at consumers and home business users that are unable to receive broadband or receive poor broadband services via traditional landlines. The latest tooway™ services offer download speeds of up to 22 Mbps and upload speeds of up to 6 Mbps, making it the fastest satellite broadband service in Europe. The service operates with a small (77cm) satellite dish and modem and is delivered by KA-SAT, Europe’s most powerful satellite. There are a range of tooway™ service packages designed to meet the needs of residents from the occasional user through to professional home users.

Dušan uses the service to communicate with suppliers, customers and engineers for his work, as well in his private life where he uses Facebook, Skype and email.

“Thanks to the tooway™ high-speed connection, I can live out of town, away from the hectic lifestyle, but I still have a means of communication for my work and personal life.”

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