As Puerto Rico is currently under the umbrella of DIRECTV LA, I suspect it has very much to do with the bigger picture of how they intend to use the BSS capabilities.
Please elucidate us all, then. I'm sure we'd all LOVE to hear your wisdom. Then in about 3 or 4 years when BSS satellites are in operation, we can compare your understanding now with the reality later.
We're all waiting for your knowledge and wisdom, so do please explain.
Perhaps DIRECTV simply knows that statehood for PR is imminent.