About ViaSat

About ViaSat


Bringing today’s communication services to people in virtually any location

Our innovative wireless and other digital communication networks serve consumers, enterprises, and governments.

A company that is always asking, “What’s next?”

Our services and systems already enable some of the fastest, most secure, and efficient communications available, but we constantly look for ways to do things better. Better for our customers and better for the world.

With the ability to push the limits of what’s possible

With our vertically integrated set of technologies, we can innovate at every possible point of the systems we create, to make big leaps in performance, speed, bandwidth economics, and security.

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Recognized for Innovation, Growth, and Stability

With these past awards, ViaSat is well known as a successful, innovative, high-growth company:


  • Frost & Sullivan - 2013 North American Ka-band Technology Leader
  • World Technology Network - 2013 Winner, Communications Technology Award for high-capacity satellite system
  • Arthur C. Clarke Foundation - Innovator Award, CEO Mark Dankberg
  • Edison Awards 2013 - Bronze award for communications innovation
  • Popular Science 2012 "Best of What's New" for Exede Internet and high-capacity satellite system
  • Satellite Research and Markets - 2012 Visionary Executive of the Year
  • Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) - 2012 Industry Innovator
  • TechAmerica  - 2011 American Technology Award in the Telecommunications
  • Mark Dankberg American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) "2008 Aerospace International Communications Award"
  • Hannover Fairs ISCe2004 Satellite Industry Award for Innovation and Technology

​ViaSat also holds the world record for Highest Capacity Communications Satellite.

Company Growth & Performance

  • Space News "Top 50 Space Companies"
  • DefenseNews "Top 100 Defense Contractors"
  • Washington Technology "Top 100"
  • Mark Dankberg Via Satellite “2003 Satellite Executive of the Year”
  • Three-time INC. 500 prior to going public in 1996

Surpassing 3,000 Employees and $1 Billion in Sales

The company employs over 3,400 professional and support personnel. The largest department is engineering, with many holding graduate degrees in electrical engineering or computer science. Annual revenues hit a record $1.4 billion during the most recently reported fiscal year (ended April 3, 2015).


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ViaSat Inc. is a separate company from and is not affiliated with Viasat Broadcasting, owned by Modern Times Group, Sweden.

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