Eutelsat has stopped signing up new satellite internet consumer customers in 28 French departments, as two of its eleven Ka-Sat beams over France have reached saturation, the company told Next Inpact. Eutelsat said that to ensure service quality for existing customers, it has decided discontinue new customer additions until it can find further capacity. France's national broadband plan calls for 30 Mbps or faster services be available to half of homes in 2017 and 100 percent in 2022, with 80 percent carried by fibre and satellite used in remote areas. The satellite operator wrote to regional council presidents to warn them of its decision