Over 2 million homes worldwide receive Internet access via satellite today. Analysts forecast that this number could approach 10 million by the end of the decade. For many families and businesses outside urban centers, satellite broadband is increasingly viewed as the right choice with performance and value that can exceed terrestrial alternatives.
Widespread acceptance and dramatic growth in satellite broadband is being driven by new high throughput satellite (HTS) capacity available on ViaSat-1 and other spacecraft. Telesat owns the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and provides this capacity to Xplornet who delivers quality end-to-end broadband to their growing subscriber base.
Telesat’s Anik F2 satellite, launched in 2004, was the first in the world to successfully commercialize consumer Ka broadband services. It is still used by ViaSat (formerly WildBlue) in North America. Today more HTS capacity is being launched around the globe to replicate the success satellite broadband has had in North America.
If your company, agency or organization is seeking to implement a consumer broadband solution via HTS capacity, we invite you to contact Telesat and gain from our experience.