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North America

From our original WildBlue residential service to our super-fast ViaSat-1 and ViaSat-2 satellites, we’ve been offering high-speed internet over North America since 2007.

Satellite gives West Virginia farm family a critical link to the world

Every day, Vanessa Viers watches as her son Jeremy tends to his chickens and collects eggs from the coop he constructed in their rural West Virginia backyard. Jeremy, who has autism, began raising chickens when he joined Future Farmers of America (FFA), and Viers is overjoyed to know he’s found something that he’s passionate about. “I don’t even know how to explain it,” Viers said. “He’s just blossomed.” Jeremy learns how to tend to his chickens and conducts research [...]

Aug 21, 2018|

After floods, connectivity became critical for West Virginia grandmother

In 2016, a thousand-year downpour in West Virginia resulted in deadly floods. “It was devastating,” said Julia Morgan, a West Virginia resident. “It washed out a lot of our roads, people lost their homes, and many members of our community lost their lives.” After the flood, Morgan knew more so than ever that she needed online connectivity at her rural family home. “We don’t have a house phone, and it’s not uncommon out here to go for days without [...]

Aug 9, 2018|

Satellite broadband allows family to stop chasing Wi-Fi in Mississippi

Like many living in rural areas without good internet options, April Vanderford was constantly searching for Wi-Fi – literally chasing a signal around Burton, Mississippi. “We’re constantly on the move, worrying about where we could go for internet,” Vanderford said. “We don’t have time to sit and do stuff together because we’re always in a hurry.” Despite such an inconvenience, Vanderford stays in Burton because she loves the lifestyle it provides. She appreciates how safe her neighborhood is, enjoys [...]

Jul 27, 2018|
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