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Launch of the new VIASAT-2 Internet satellite

On 1 June 2017, the new ViaSat-2 satellite was launched from French Guiana. By the end of 2017, this satellite will offer 25 Mbps ↓ and 5 Mbps ↑ to residential customers and also self-deploying commercial antennas sold by NJ Albert Telecommunications.

These new speeds will allow subscribers to watch video presentations without delay, and quality teleconferences.

In a previous submission, Xplornet acquired Canadian capacity on the ViaSat-2 satellite to serve customers waiting for an Internet connection in the remote areas.

As the world’s largest communications satellite, ViaSat-2 will deliver a total network capacity of 300 Gigabits per second (Gbps) and will dramatically improve broadband speeds and provide seven times the coverage of its predecessor ViaSat-1.

This satellite system will show the world that the satellite is not a service of last resort, but a strong alternative of terrestrial broadband service.


Watch this video of the launch of VIASAT-2 (1m 05 sec)