Reaching the billions of people around the world who are still unconnected requires that satellite broadband is part of the mix. Satellite communication requires smart regulatory decisions that secure the spectrum needed and recognize the critical role satellite will play in bridging the digital divide.
Satellite broadband is an essential tool for closing the digital divide — and access to the required spectrum is essential to the effort.
SATELLITE 2019 keynote panel: Viasat CEO on ways satellite can be relevant in the competitive, global broadband market
Industry leaders on panel agree satellite demand driven by its unequalled ability to reach almost anywhere
Viasat's Evan Dixon discusses the company's increasing presence in the European broadband market and how satellite can help Europe meet its connectivity goals.
The world looks to the United States for leadership in space-based communications. Ever since we landed men on the moon while an enthralled country watched live, the U.S. space industry has invested heavily in innovation and delivered reliable, critical, community-lifting results — thanks to the certainty of a portion of radio spectrum available for satellite broadband connectivity. But the continued security, reliability and unique scalability of satellite broadband require the continued protection of the spectrum used today for that [...]
Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association, spoke to the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee about the importance of spectrum for satellite communications
Lack of good internet is a problem in the U.S. and beyond, and it will take more than traditional ISPs to realize digital inclusion for all.
While many people in urban areas enjoy today's fastest internet service, those in rural areas and other places outside cities have had limited options.
The government's decision to fund outmoded satellites in favor of using better, more modern options available commercially is the wrong decision in a time of escalating threats.
With high-speed, 50 Mbps from satellite now available from Viasat in Europe, it's time the technology is recognized as a viable alternative to fiber in many areas.
The satellite industry has always been about helping overcome important communications challenges. When we needed more video competition to cable, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) helped bring it, creating a $100 billion industry. GPS literally helps us find our way as a nation. And satellite voice and broadband service enable global communications, helping us protect our vital national security interests. But now we have a new set of challenges: How do we connect the 39 percent of rural Americans who [...]