U.S. News & World Report Names Viasat Among Best Internet Service Providers of 2020
Magazine's 360 Reviews Program Recognizes Viasat as a Top 10 Best Internet Service Provider on its 2020 List; Evaluation Based on Service Factors Coupled with Data from the FCC, and Professional/Consumer Reviews
CARLSBAD, Calif., May 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global communications company, has been recognized as a Best Internet Service Provider (ISP) of 2020 by U.S. News & World Report's 360 Reviews team. The Company ranked #7 in the list that included fiber, cable, wireless and satellite ISPs. Viasat was the only satellite ISP to make the list, earning a higher position than some terrestrial providers.
The U.S. News & World Report list is an online guide featuring in-depth information on choosing an ISP. The magazine's review team analyzed more than 30 different companies and compared the price, connection type, download/upload speeds and data limits of internet plans, as well as evaluated data from the FCC, and considered both professional and consumer reviews.
"Delivering high-speed residential broadband is a very challenging business, even in the best of locations, as more and more people 'cut the cord' and over-the-top (OTT) streaming video drives ever increasing bandwidth demands. That challenge is even greater in rural America," said Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO, Viasat. "We are pleased and proud that our leading-edge technology in space, in our state-of-the-art fiber network and in our OTT video distribution system, has earned this position as a Top 10 residential ISP. Those same technologies have earned us the leading reputation for in-flight connectivity and government broadband applications, too. We're energized by this recognition and look forward to delivering even higher speeds and more bandwidth through our ongoing investments in ViaSat-3 satellites, fiber networks, OTT video and Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN)."
Viasat brings fast, high-quality internet service to consumers' homes and businesses nationwide. It is the first satellite ISP—in the U.S. or globally—to offer plans with up to 100 Mbps download speeds in select areas. The Company also offers subscribers the ability to enjoy more data and entertainment at home – with unlimited data packages.
U.S. News & World Report evaluated ISPs based on type of plan, monthly cost and fees along with latency and consistency of connection type. U.S. News' 360 Reviews team applied an unbiased methodology that includes professional ratings and reviews, consumer ratings and reviews and research comparing various features of internet service providers.
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Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat's Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include among others, statements about Viasat's speeds and bandwidth capabilities; and ongoing investments in ViaSat-3 satellites, fiber networks, OTT video, and SD-WAN networks. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any 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 anomaly, operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; the ability to successfully implement Viasat's business plan for broadband satellite services, fiber networks, OTT video, and SD-WAN networks on Viasat's anticipated timeline or at all; contractual problems; product defects; manufacturing issues or delays; regulatory issues; technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; Viasat's ability to realize the anticipated benefits of its satellite platforms; and increased competition and other factors affecting the connectivity sector, 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 any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Viasat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.