Volume 3 2019
Satellite Broadband Today
Welcome to Satellite Broadband Today providing policy makers and stakeholders with news and information on the satellite broadband industry.
Satellite Internet Provides Timely Support for Communities Impacted by Natural Disaster.

The recent floods and tornado's have impacted communities throughout the Mid-West. In response satellite providers have begun providing high speed internet to support the relief efforts. Satellite broadband is ideal as it can be deployed quickly to the most devastated areas. In the last few years we have installed equipment all over the country and it will remain active until no longer needed. In fact there are communities such as Paradise California, Mexico Beach Florida, Rockport Texas and throughout Puerto Rico where high speed satellite delivered broadband is still being used to help police, fire and relief operations many months after the initial disaster.
HughesNet Partners with New York to Provide Consumers Satellite Internet Through the New NY Broadband Program.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo established the $500 million New NY Broadband Program in 2015 with a goal of "broadband for all." The Program provides state grant funding to support projects that deliver high-speed Internet access and is currently in its third and final stage, addressing the balance of New Yorkers without access. Before the initiative, 30 percent of New Yorkers were without broadband.
"We are pleased to help New York achieve its goal of bringing high-speed Internet access to citizens throughout the state," said Peter Gulla, senior vice president of North America marketing at Hughes. "HughesNet Gen5 plans offered through the New NY Broadband Program feature more data than standard consumer plans, free equipment and free standard installation. From receiving and sending email, to online banking, to remote education, with HughesNet, New Yorkers can stay connected – no matter where they live or work in the state."

Viasat Delivers Industry-Leading 18-Inch Ka-band In-Flight Connectivity Antenna System for Government and Business Aviation Customers.

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --  Viasat Inc.  (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced the availability of its new  Ka-band Global Aero Terminal (GAT-5518)  to provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) services on government and business aviation aircraft — from government-focused Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and fixed-wing military platforms to VIP business and corporate jets. The compact terminal delivers the industry's highest data rates for an 18 inch antenna, providing the highest forward link capacity (to the aircraft) and highest return link capacity (from the aircraft) to perform high-bandwidth applications such as advanced video streaming services.