Viasat-2 Service Launch Confirmed for February 2018
Oklahoma and other states accross the midwest are about to recieve a gigantic internet service speed and reliability increase. Viasat Inc. confirmed Tuesday that it began beta service from the ViaSat-2 satellite system.
ViaSat-2 sucessfully completed performance testing and demonstrated speeds over 100Mbps to production consumer units. This is great news for internet users and in Tulsa surrounding rural areas.
From PRNewswire: “The ViaSat-2 satellite system is expected to significantly improve speeds, reduce costs and expand the footprint of broadband services across North America, Central America, the Caribbean, a portion of northern South America, as well as the primary aeronautical and maritime routes across the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe.”
“The satellite ground network and other networking technologies are performing better than initially planned as measured in successful alpha testing. The satellite will continue to undergo testing during the beta service period.”
Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO, Viasat said, “Our advanced ground network, coupled with the flexibility features of the ViaSat-2 satellite, will help us manage the impact from the identified antenna issue if needed. We look forward to launching commercial service next month and bringing new higher-speed fixed and mobile services to market.”
The Company will provide an update on the status of the ViaSat-2 service launch plans and ViaSat-1 based market testing of these plans at the next regularly scheduled earnings conference call, planned for early February 2018.
You can find more information on ViaSat-2 at the Viasat Corporate Blog