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.
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 [...]
Today, America has too many people who are not able to enjoy all of the benefits of high-quality broadband internet because they are on the wrong side of the digital divide. However, modern, high-capacity satellites are playing a vital role to overcome this, and bridge the digital divide. High-capacity satellites offer affordable broadband solutions nationwide, with speeds equivalent to the best-served areas of the country at 25 Mbps down/3 Mbps up; these speeds meet the FCC’s broadband definition. But [...]