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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 Android App Will Measure Mobile Data Speeds

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The FCC has released an app for Android wireless devices aimed at collecting information about the mobile data speeds provided by wireless carriers nationwide. Owners of Android devices will be able to download the app from the Google Play store to measure the downstream and upstream speeds as well as the packet loss and latency...Learn More

NTCA Files Report Critical of Satellite Broadband with FCC

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Satellite broadband service is inferior to landline broadband offerings, according to a new report from Vantage Point Solutions. NTCA- The Rural Broadband Association filed the report with the FCC yesterday – a move that appears aimed at protecting the interests of the association’s rural telephone company members. The FCC has previously stated that as it...Learn More

Exede Evolution Satellite Internet Launches in Florida

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CARLSBAD, CA – Sept. 9, 2013 — All 67 Florida counties are included in the initial rollout for the new Exede® Evolution satellite Internet plan from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). The new plan, which provides unlimited, high-speed access to web pages and email, is another way that satellite Internet, specifically Exede Internet, is becoming a...Learn More

Hughes VP Details Company’s Capacity-Boosting Satellite Technology

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Hughes Network Systems has thought ahead with its latest generation Jupiter satellite, said Hughes Vice President of Corporate Marketing Dr. Arunas Slekys in an interview. The first evidence of the company’s forethought came in the form of an announcement this week that the company had demonstrated the ability to support broadband data at rates of...Learn More