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DirecTV, ViaSat satellite broadband service Exede launches

11/21, 9:17am

Exede service boasts 12Mbps connection speed, capless periods

DirecTV has announced the packages for its satellite broadband service it has created with ViaSat. Dubbed Exede, the 12Mbps satellite connection is being aimed towards rural customers that lack cable or fiber broadband access, and is offering a $10 monthly discount and a refunded installation fee to initial sign-ups.

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Dish launches satellite broadband on October 1st

09/27, 12:17pm

Service hopes to bring broadband to rural US

Dish Network is set to launch its nationwide satellite broadband service in the US. Called dishNET, the service is a collaboration between Dish, ViaSat and Hughes, and hopes to offer the 14.5 million rural residents under-served by DSL and cable internet providers a satellite broadband connection, claimed to be as high as 10Mbps.

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ViaSat preps 12 Mbps satellite broadband for $50 per month

01/05, 10:30pm

Tech to be introduced at CES

ViaSat has announced plans to offer new satellite broadband plans for residential customers in the US. The company's upcoming offering will enable subscribers sign up for 12 Mbps broadband service for $50 per month.

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JetBlue teams with ViaSat on in-flight satellite Internet

04/11, 9:05pm

JetBlue to get ViaSat in-flight Internet

JetBlue has quietly reached a deal with ViaSat to offer what should be part of the next generation of in-flight Internet access. The two made permanent a previous memorandum of understanding that would see ViaSat provide satellite access over the fast Ka-band on all its planes. The Ka-band is claimed to be fast enough to beat a land-based system like Gogo's and would allow for "streaming movies" even while dropping the price compared to talking to cell sites on the ground.

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