CARLSBAD, Calif. (Viasat Inc. PR) — Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, announced today that it provides nationwide discounted high-speed satellite internet service through the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) to qualifying households nationwide, including residences outside the cable and fiber footprint. The ACP is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
While the ACP is aimed at providing affordable internet options for every consumer that qualifies, many Americans were unable to take advantage of this program due to a lack of internet service availability. Through its satellite technology, Viasat offers qualifying consumers internet options, nationwide, even in the hardest-to-reach locations. Viasat has made all of its residential plans available through the ACP, providing current and future customers choice and accessibility to meet their needs.
Steven Mesnick, general manager of U.S. broadband at Viasat, commented, “We understand the critical role that quality internet plays in the daily lives of consumers for education, work, healthcare, entertainment, staying in touch with loved ones and more. The ACP is important because it provides an opportunity for qualifying consumers to access Viasat’s residential internet service at a discounted rate with speeds up to 100 Mbps in some areas. One of our goals is to provide broadband speeds to consumers that previously didn’t have broadband options and our high-speed, reliable, satellite-based internet can serve households across the nation, including those located in the most remote regions.”
Viasat is committed to delivering more bandwidth, speeds and data to its residential customers. The Company’s next-generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3, is expected to be capable of delivering even greater bandwidth capabilities that will result in more speed, data and streaming options. Viasat has received various accolades from consumer outlets including being named the ‘Fastest Satellite Internet Provider’ among U.S. rural internet service providers (ISPs) by CNET and receiving the Best Satellite Internet Speed designation by ZDNet.
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Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat’s Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.