Customers can now make cash payments for Viasat internet service at OXXO locations across the country. Viasat, based in Carlsbad, California, has used satellite connectivity to deliver internet access to residential and business neighborhoods that had no access to fiber or cable since 2019.
Viasat’s internet service in Mexico uses bandwidth from its ViaSat-2 satellite. This delivers internet connectivity with speeds up to 50 Mbps.
“We’re focused on making access to the internet simple, fast and convenient for everyone across Mexico,” said Kevin Cohen, managing director of Global Community Internet at Viasat. “By offering a cash payment option we can help create digital and social inclusion for consumers and businesses, even in the hardest-to-reach locations.”
Viasat recently signed a multiyear deal with the National Basketball Association to deliver live NBA games to JetBlue passengers on the airline’s international flights. Other airlines are expected to offer the NBA service in the future, according to the Viasat announcement.
JetBlue international passengers will gain access to the NBA League Pass live game subscription service, allowing them to watch live and on-demand NBA games and content on their own electronic devices, without registering for NBA League Pass or paying for the service during their flights.
Making and receiving payments across devices in an affordable manner with faster payments infrastructure already in place means that “every Mexican can send and receive electronic payments regardless of their economic background or any other conditions,” Miguel Diaz, general director of payment systems and market infrastructures at the Central Bank of Mexico (Banxico), told PYMNTS’ Karen Webster in January.
That involves increased financial inclusion via digital transactions that are effectively free for both the merchants and consumers, Diaz said.