Affordable Connectivity Program and Viasat Bring Quality High-Speed ​​Internet Access to Eligible Homes Nationwide

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CARLSBAD, Calif., June 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced that it is providing nationwide discounted satellite broadband Internet service through the Affordable Connectivity (ACP) to eligible households nationwide, including residences outside of cable and fiber footprint. ACP is a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) benefit program that helps ensure households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The advantage offers a discount of up to $30 per month to Internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on eligible tribal lands.

While the CPA aims to provide affordable Internet options to every eligible consumer, many Americans have been unable to take advantage of this program due to a lack of availability of Internet services. Through its satellite technology, Viasat provides eligible consumers with Internet options across the country, even in the most difficult to reach places. Viasat has made all of its residential plans available through the ACP, providing current and future customers with choice and affordability to meet their needs.

Steven MesnickGeneral Manager of U.S. Broadband at Viasat, said: “We understand the essential role that quality Internet plays in the daily lives of consumers for education, work, healthcare, entertainment, contact with their relatives and more. ACP is important because it offers eligible consumers the ability to access Viasat’s home Internet service at a discounted rate with speeds of up to 100 Mbps in select areas. One of our goals is to provide speeds broadband to consumers who previously had no broadband options and our fast, reliable, satellite-based Internet can serve households across the country, including those in the most remote areas. »

Viasat is committed to providing 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 translate to more speed, data and streaming options. Viasat has received various consumer accolades, including being named the “Fastest Satellite Internet Provider” among Rural US Internet Service Providers (ISPs) by CNET and receiving Best Satellite Internet Speed ​​designation by ZDNet .

For more information on Viasat’s ACP offering, please click here.

About Viasat

Viasat is a global communications company that believes that everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape the way consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the company is building the ultimate global communications network to deliver fast, secure, affordable, high-quality connections to impact people’s lives wherever they are, on land, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, visit Viasat’s corporate blog, or follow the company on social media: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or Youtube.

Forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to the safe harbor rules created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include statements referring to the expected benefits of the ViaSat-3 satellite constellation. , including more speed, data and streaming; and the features, availability and benefits of Viasat’s US Home Internet Service. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of Viasat’s satellites, including the effect of any satellite anomalies, operational failures or degraded performance ; the ability to successfully implement Viasat’s business plan for broadband satellite services within Viasat’s timelines for all; contractual issues or other issues with our sales, fulfillment and support partners; product defects, manufacturing problems or delays; regulatory issues; technologies that do not perform as expected; Viasat’s ability to realize the expected benefits of its satellite platforms; and increased competition and other factors affecting the connectivity industry, generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Viasat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Viasat assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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