Smart spectrum and regulatory decisions are key to connecting the world
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.
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 purpose. [...]
As is the case in many parts of the world, many areas in Europe not covered by traditional ISPs can be served by satellite broadband.
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.
ViaSat has expanded its presence in the nation's capital to help keep legislators aware of the valuable role satellite technology plays in a variety of areas.
Before a hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 25, Viasat CEO Mark Dankberg spoke to the power of satellite to reach a wide audience.