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. [...]
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.
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.