Connexion by Boeing(SM) Selects ViaSat To Supply Receiver/Transmitter Subsystem

Airplane Broadband Service Scheduled for Launch in 2002



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from ViaSat Inc.

    CARLSBAD, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- ViaSat
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   VSAT) has been selected by Boeing to develop and manufacture the
 Receiver/Transmitter subsystem for the Connexion by Boeing service that will
 bring broadband Internet access to airline passengers aboard Boeing and other
 manufacturers' aircraft, with service scheduled to begin in 2002.  The final
 terms of this arrangement are subject to negotiation and the execution of a
 definitive agreement.
     "We're looking forward to contributing our networking technologies to help
 make Connexion by Boeing a success," said Steve Cable, vice president, ViaSat
 Broadband Systems.
     Connexion by Boeing is a new mobile broadband communication service that
 is expected to offer air travelers an unparalleled array of high-speed data
 services via a space-based network.  Boeing intends to offer high-speed
 Intranet, e-mail, and Internet services in-flight at ground-based service
 pricing.  Connexion by Boeing will complement existing in-flight entertainment
 (IFE) systems by providing a two-way, live data and live television service,
 fulfilling the modern business traveler's need to stay connected to the
 office, Web, live news and financial information.
     "We are delighted to have ViaSat onboard the Connexion by Boeing team,"
 said Ed Laase, director of System Development & Deployment for Connexion by
 Boeing.  "This is another example of our intention to add experienced
 technology leaders that will help ensure the most efficient and cost-effective
 service offering for our Connexion by Boeing customers."
     The receive and transmit subsystem is the Connexion by Boeing satellite
 communication terminal that receives and decodes the broadband signals from
 the satellite to the aircraft.  In addition, it also encodes and spreads the
 signal transmissions back to the satellite to support broadband communication
 off the aircraft.
     ViaSat produces advanced digital satellite telecommunications and wireless
 signal processing equipment for commercial and government markets.  ViaSat has
 a full line of VSAT products for data and voice applications, and is rapidly
 building market share in Ka-band satellite systems, from user terminals to
 large gateways for both geosynchronous and low earth orbit systems.  Other
 products include information security devices, tactical communication radios,
 and communication simulators.  ViaSat is located in Carlsbad, CA, and
 Norcross, GA, with additional field offices in Boston, MA, the United Kingdom,
 Australia, Chile, China, and India.
     The Boeing Company (www.boeing.com) is the largest aerospace company in
 the world, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and
 military aircraft, and the nation's largest NASA contractor.  Total company
 revenues for 2000 were $51 billion. Worldwide, Boeing and its subsidiaries
 employ more than 198,000 people -- with major operations in the Seattle-Puget
 Sound area of Washington state; Southern California; Wichita, Kan.; and St.
 Louis, Mo. Boeing is organized into six major units: Commercial Airplanes,
 Space and Communications, Military Aircraft and Missiles, Shared Services, Air
 Traffic Management, Connexion by Boeing(SM) and Boeing Capital Corporation.
     For additional information, please contact Steve Cable, ViaSat vice
 president, Broadband Systems at 760-476-2382 or Connexion by Boeing Media
 Relations, 949-790-1511.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement
     This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of
 the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking
 statements, which reflect our current views of future events and financial
 performance, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could
 cause actual results or facts to differ materially from these statements for a
 variety of reasons including, but not limited to: risks that the final terms
 of the ViaSat/Boeing agreement will not be completed on favorable terms, or at
 all; industry conditions; changes in product supply, pricing, and customer
 demand; competition; other vagaries in the communication markets; changes in
 relationships with key suppliers and the other risks described from time to
 time in our reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (including our
 Annual Report on Form 10-K).  Investors should take these risks into account
 when making investment decisions.  Stockholders and other readers are
 cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
 which speak only as of the date on which they are made.  We undertake no
 obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.
 
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SOURCE ViaSat Inc.
    CARLSBAD, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- ViaSat
 Inc. (Nasdaq:   VSAT) has been selected by Boeing to develop and manufacture the
 Receiver/Transmitter subsystem for the Connexion by Boeing service that will
 bring broadband Internet access to airline passengers aboard Boeing and other
 manufacturers' aircraft, with service scheduled to begin in 2002.  The final
 terms of this arrangement are subject to negotiation and the execution of a
 definitive agreement.
     "We're looking forward to contributing our networking technologies to help
 make Connexion by Boeing a success," said Steve Cable, vice president, ViaSat
 Broadband Systems.
     Connexion by Boeing is a new mobile broadband communication service that
 is expected to offer air travelers an unparalleled array of high-speed data
 services via a space-based network.  Boeing intends to offer high-speed
 Intranet, e-mail, and Internet services in-flight at ground-based service
 pricing.  Connexion by Boeing will complement existing in-flight entertainment
 (IFE) systems by providing a two-way, live data and live television service,
 fulfilling the modern business traveler's need to stay connected to the
 office, Web, live news and financial information.
     "We are delighted to have ViaSat onboard the Connexion by Boeing team,"
 said Ed Laase, director of System Development & Deployment for Connexion by
 Boeing.  "This is another example of our intention to add experienced
 technology leaders that will help ensure the most efficient and cost-effective
 service offering for our Connexion by Boeing customers."
     The receive and transmit subsystem is the Connexion by Boeing satellite
 communication terminal that receives and decodes the broadband signals from
 the satellite to the aircraft.  In addition, it also encodes and spreads the
 signal transmissions back to the satellite to support broadband communication
 off the aircraft.
     ViaSat produces advanced digital satellite telecommunications and wireless
 signal processing equipment for commercial and government markets.  ViaSat has
 a full line of VSAT products for data and voice applications, and is rapidly
 building market share in Ka-band satellite systems, from user terminals to
 large gateways for both geosynchronous and low earth orbit systems.  Other
 products include information security devices, tactical communication radios,
 and communication simulators.  ViaSat is located in Carlsbad, CA, and
 Norcross, GA, with additional field offices in Boston, MA, the United Kingdom,
 Australia, Chile, China, and India.
     The Boeing Company (www.boeing.com) is the largest aerospace company in
 the world, the world's largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and
 military aircraft, and the nation's largest NASA contractor.  Total company
 revenues for 2000 were $51 billion. Worldwide, Boeing and its subsidiaries
 employ more than 198,000 people -- with major operations in the Seattle-Puget
 Sound area of Washington state; Southern California; Wichita, Kan.; and St.
 Louis, Mo. Boeing is organized into six major units: Commercial Airplanes,
 Space and Communications, Military Aircraft and Missiles, Shared Services, Air
 Traffic Management, Connexion by Boeing(SM) and Boeing Capital Corporation.
     For additional information, please contact Steve Cable, ViaSat vice
 president, Broadband Systems at 760-476-2382 or Connexion by Boeing Media
 Relations, 949-790-1511.
 
     Safe Harbor Statement
     This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of
 the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking
 statements, which reflect our current views of future events and financial
 performance, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could
 cause actual results or facts to differ materially from these statements for a
 variety of reasons including, but not limited to: risks that the final terms
 of the ViaSat/Boeing agreement will not be completed on favorable terms, or at
 all; industry conditions; changes in product supply, pricing, and customer
 demand; competition; other vagaries in the communication markets; changes in
 relationships with key suppliers and the other risks described from time to
 time in our reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (including our
 Annual Report on Form 10-K).  Investors should take these risks into account
 when making investment decisions.  Stockholders and other readers are
 cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements,
 which speak only as of the date on which they are made.  We undertake no
 obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.
 
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 SOURCE  ViaSat Inc.

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