WildBlue Communications Inc. is now ViaSat Communications Inc.
On 10/1/2009, ViaSat, WildBlue’s primary technology partner, agreed to acquire WildBlue Communications, Inc. The combination of ViaSat and WildBlue has assisted in the accelerated growth of ViaSat's residential satellite broadband service. ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. ViaSat also offers a variety of networking products and services for business, governments and military customers.
The combination of ViaSat and WildBlue creates a unique combination of leading-edge satellite technology and business operations, which will allow us to dramatically increase network capacity and adopt next generation technologies. With the launch of the ViaSat-1 satellite and ViaSat’s next generation broadband equipment, we will be able to provide broadband services to an additional 2 million subscribers. In addition, ViaSat’s next generation equipment will also allow us to offer all of our customers a higher quality broadband service with faster speeds, more throughput, better availability and advanced services.
WildBlue is currently working to change our branding on invoices, websites and other WildBlue products to the ViaSat name and logo. You may ask, what will happen to the WildBlue name and will they still be my service provider? You will still continue to receive the same services and support that you have today, just branded under the ViaSat name. You may see the WildBlue name used to describe our improved legacy services: Value, Select, Pro, Pro Plus and Recovery Act Basic. ViaSat’s new high speed services are branded by the Exede service mark. These include our Exede5 and Exede12 services as well as our Recovery Act Basic, Commercial and Platinum packages. For additional information on all of ViaSat’s services visit our website at www.viasatresidential.com.
If you have any questions about how the ViaSat acquisition of WildBlue will affect your internet service, please feel free to contact one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives at 866-945-3258. You can also read the following ViaSat press releases detailing the WildBlue acquisition.
ViaSat to Acquire WildBlue Communications
WildBlue Communications Acquisition Closes