DISH Network AND ViaSat Announce Bundled Internet Service
DISH Network and ViaSat today announced the availability of next-generation satellite broadband service bundled with DISH’s popular satellite television service. Read on for details!
Here is what DISH had to say:
DISH Network and ViaSat today announced the availability of next-generation satellite broadband service bundled with DISH’s popular satellite television service. ViaSat, which will provide the high-speed broadband services, is making satellite broadband competitive for the first time with wireless home broadband service as well as legacy DSL and many cable services.
The service – with a baseline offer of 12 Mbps for $50 per month – will ride on ViaSat-1, the highest capacity satellite in the world that was launched in October.
ViaSat will also be conducting demos of their new satellite service this week at CES.
And the press release with more details:
DISH Bundles TV Service with ViaSat’s Next-Generation High-Speed Satellite Broadband
LAS VEGAS, NV – Jan 9, 2012 – DISH Network L.L.C. and ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) today announced the availability of next-generation satellite broadband service bundled with DISH’s popular satellite television service. In February, DISH will launch its advanced satellite broadband packages with up to 12 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speeds bundled with a variety of DISH TV programming packages.
The DISH broadband bundle includes:
· Bundles starting at $79.98 per month
· Up to12 Mbps download speeds
· 24/7 telephone tech support at no additional charge
· Installation starting at $99
DISH’s bundled video and broadband products offer consumers speed, value and excellent customer service with a single bill and one installation. The new bundled offer is a great alternative for the millions of American consumers, mostly rural, with limited broadband options.
“This is one more example of DISH meeting the needs of consumers,” said DISH CEO Joe Clayton. “The market potential for this new Internet service is substantial given the nearly eight million to 10 million mostly rural American households that are unserved and millions more left with slower broadband alternatives.”
ViaSat will provide the satellite delivery services enhanced by DISH billing, installation, customer service and merchandising.
For more information, visit www.dishnetwork.com/internet.