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ViaSat “Virtually” Eliminates Satellite Broadband Caps

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Update August 20- ViaSat later yesterday said the virtually unlimited offer will also be available in Hawaii and parts of Alaska ViaSat made a big move today that could help the company overcome one of the biggest limitations of its satellite broadband offering. The company said it will begin offering what it calls “virtually unlimited”...Learn More

ViaSat NetNearU Acquisition Should Generate Wi-Fi Backhaul Business

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ViaSat’s acquisition of NetNearU, announced yesterday, should help the satellite broadband provider garner more Wi-Fi backhaul business. NetNearU offers a Wi-Fi management system, works with enterprise and government customers installing permanent or temporary Wi-Fi networks and in some cases operates its own Wi-Fi infrastructure. ViaSat already provides backhaul for some NetNearU installations, a ViaSat spokeswoman...Learn More

ViaSat Launches Exede Business Internet Service

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CARLSBAD, Calif., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Exede® Business is a new service designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses with high-speed satellite Internet, a generous data allowance, priority maintenance and 24×7 U.S.-based customer support. This new business Internet service, from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), is available in all or portions of more than 40...Learn More

ViaSat and LightSquared Form Partnership

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March 10, 2014 — RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LightSquared today announced a multi-year agreement with ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). Together, the companies will introduce ViaSat L-band Managed Service, an exciting new mobile satellite service that will combine the power of LightSquared’s state-of-the-art SkyTerra 1 L-band satellite, with ViaSat secure, all-IP, true packet-switched satellite technology. The SkyTerra 1...Learn More

ViaSat Loosens Data Cap on Satellite Broadband

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Satellite broadband provider ViaSat today launched a new price plan in 30 states that will provide unlimited email and web page access. Other types of Internet use – including music, streaming media and chat – will be capped, however. And the cap will be lower than for a lower-priced offering that was previously announced and...Learn More

Why Regulators Will Like ViaSat Satellite Voice and Broadband Offering

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ViaSat next week will add voice service to its Exede high-speed broadband offering, enabling the company to offer a triple play of voice, video and data over satellite.  The addition of voice service to a satellite-based broadband service is likely to be viewed positively by policymakers who have been struggling with how to help cover...Learn More

ViaSat Announces Next Generation Broadband Satellite

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CARLSBAD, Calif., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT) has executed a contract with Boeing (NYSE: BA) to build ViaSat-2, which is based on ViaSat’s next generation, Ka-band satellite technology and architecture. ViaSat-2 is expected to be, by far, the world’s highest capacity satellite at the time of launch (scheduled for mid-2016) achieving an...Learn More

FCC: ViaSat, FiOS, Cablevision, Comcast Beat Advertised Broadband Speeds

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Customers of Cablevision, Comcast, Verizon FiOS and ViaSat/Exede routinely receive higher broadband upload and download speeds during peak usage periods than what their service provider advertises, according to a report released today from the Federal Communications Commission. The report, based on data collected by the FCC from speed tests conducted by a panel of broadband...Learn More

Successful Launch of ViaSat-1, WildBlue Waits for Satellite Broadband Upgrades

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ViaSat announced that its ViaSat-1 broadband communications satellite was launched successfully into Earth orbit on a Proton M launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan by International Launch Services. ViaSat-1 is the highest capacity satellite in the world, according to the company. The aim of ViaSat-1 is “to transform the economics and quality of service that...Learn More

ViaSat Completes WildBlue Acquisition

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Carlsbad, CA – ViaSat Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of privately-held WildBlue Communications Inc., the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. In acquiring WildBlue, ViaSat gains one of the most successful and fastest growing wholesale and retail broadband service providers in the United States. The combination of ViaSat and WildBlue sets the stage...Learn More

WildBlue Sold to ViaSat

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ViaSat , a California based producer of satellite and wireless communication systems, is acquiring WildBlue Communications Inc. for $568 million. ViaSat says the new “combination sets the stage for accelerated growth and expansion of the WildBlue broadband service using ViaSat next generation network technology, featuring the high-capacity ViaSat-1 satellite scheduled to launch in early 2011,”...Learn More

FCC Rural Broadband Experiment Winners Include ILECs, WISPs, Others

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The Federal Communications Commission has provisionally chosen nearly 40 entities to receive funding in the commission’s rural broadband experiment initiative. Among those chosen are 14 wireless ISPs, seven local telephone companies, four power companies and two cable companies. Other winners include competitive carriers that use landline or a mixture of wireless and landline technology, along...Learn More