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ViaSat Named Global Operator of the Year at the World Satellite Business Week 2017 Conference

PARIS,Sept. 14, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today proudly announced it has …

Innovation

Satellite internet latency: What’s the big deal?

One thing a lot of people ask about with Exede satellite internet service is something called “latency.” If you’ve researched what satellite internet …

Internet

EL AL Israel Airlines and ViaSat Bring In-flight Wi-Fi Innovation to New Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft

TEL AVIV, Israel andCARLSBAD, Calif.,Sept. 6, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, …

Airlines

Does VoIP phone service work with satellite internet?

We occasionally hear someone say satellite internet doesn’t work with an internet landline (VoIP) due to latency, but that’s simply not true. In …

VOIP

Status update for ViaSat-2, our newest satellite

We’ve answered a bunch of questions about ViaSat-2 — our new satellite — in various places, but here’s a summary of things you might be curious about.<p>…

Digital Divide

How much internet speed do you really need?

How much internet speed do you need?<p>If you’re an internet user (and we’ll assume you are since you’re reading this blog), then the need for speed …

U.S. Government Awards Option for ViaSat to Provide Global In-flight Connectivity Services on U.S. Government Senior Leader Aircraft

CARLSBAD, Calif.,July 31, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) extended its contract with ViaSat Inc. …

ViaSat Selected by Northrop Grumman Australia to Deliver Next-Generation Satellite Communications Equipment for the Australian Defence Force

CANBERRA, Australia,July 26, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced it …

ViaSat Receives Supplemental Type Certificate for its Gen-2 In-flight Connectivity System on Boeing 737 Aircraft

CARLSBAD, Calif.,July 25, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it …

Total solar eclipse 2017: How & where to see it

If you want to see a total solar eclipse without leaving the United States, Aug. 21, 2017, will be the chance of a lifetime – literally.<p>This year’s …

ViaSat Welcomes Varsha Rao to Board of Directors

CARLSBAD, Calif.,July 12, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced the …

How to save data when gaming online with Exede Internet

So the video gamer in your house insists their gaming time isn’t the reason for the data overages you may be experiencing, but all those hours …

ViaSat Tripling MIDS JTRS Production Capabilities for U.S. Airborne Forces

CARLSBAD, Calif.,June 26, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, has been awarded Lot 5 …

ViaSat-2 Satellite Completed Chemical Orbit Raising and Successfully Deployed Its Solar Arrays

CARLSBAD, Calif.,June 22, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, proudly announced today …

Exploration

ViaSat Secures Multi-Year Contract for its Small Tactical Terminals on Apache Guardian Aircraft

CARLSBAD, Calif.,June 20, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) has awarded ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and …

Airlines

Lockheed Martin Taps ViaSat's Datalink Communications System for the U.S. Navy's Long Range Anti-Ship Missile Integration and Test Program

CARLSBAD, Calif.,June 14, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today it …

Military

How the ViaSat ground system connects Earth and sky

When people think of satellite internet, their minds usually turn skyward. But it takes a lot more to provide the Exede service than just satellites. …

Internet

ViaSat Military Veterans Champion Transition Workshop

For example, one area Rota likes to educate veterans on is compensation and benefits. He encourages veterans to look beyond salary, and evaluate the …

ViaSat’s Business Jet Users Gear Up For Faster Connectivity Services

James Person, director of Business Development and Strategy for ViaSat’s Business Aviation division continued, “Eighty percent of business jets …

ViaSat Welcomes Icelandair to its Commercial Air Roster

ViaSat adds one of Europe’s premier airlines, Icelandair, to its growing family of commercial airline customers focused on delivering great in-flight …

Over a Quarter of Consumers Worried that Poor Broadband will Ruin Their Holidays, Research Survey Shows

<i>Millennials especially concerned, as 45 percent of 16-24 year olds express worry</i><p><i>New Technologies on the Horizon Can Help Great Britain Achieve 100%</i> …

2016 Great Britain Residential Broadband Perception Report

Internet connectivity is no longer regarded as a luxury, but as an essential right for 21st century citizens. As the demand for greater connectivity …

American Goes All In on Faster Wi-Fi

American Airlines Group Inc. plans to install faster Wi-Fi on 500 more aircraft in its domestic fleet, bolstering an earlier order for ViaSat Inc. …

ViaSat makes value-add acquisition with Arconics buy

ViaSat continues its strategic growth through acquisitions. Next up on the list is the purchase of Dublin-based Arconics. Financial terms of the deal …

Airlines

ViaSat lands another airline for inflight Wi-Fi

Carlsbad’s ViaSat has signed up a second European airline to use its high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi technology.<p>The satellite Internet provider said this …

Airlines

Really Fast Wi-Fi Coming to European Skies as Finnair Signs with ViaSat

Finnair will soon deliver Wi-Fi to short-haul passengers in Europe.<p>The airline has signed an agreement with ViaSat Inc., to install high-speed …

SPAWAR Looks to ViaSat to Support and Modernize the U.S. Navy's Proven UHF Satellite Communications Network

Under this particular<p>SPAWARcontract,ViaSatwill help support the sustainment and modernization of the joint UHF military satcom network integrated …

Wanted: A better economy class

Watch a TV commercial for just about any airline, and there's a good chance it will tout the posh features of its premium classes. Recline in our spacious seats, they purr. Enjoy a delicious meal, and relax with the onboard bar!<p>They almost never talk about the place most of us fly: economy …

Airlines

ViaSat Expands 'Edge to Cloud' Network Encryption Portfolio with Introduction of First Type 1 100 Gbps Ethernet Encryptor

CARLSBAD, Calif.,Aug. 15, 2016/PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, announced today the …