WildBlue-1 provides satellite internet over much of North America

Demand for satellite broadband service in 2006 was so great that when WildBlue-1 entered service, monthly sales more than doubled the peak rates of Anik F2. Viasat purchased Denver-based WildBlue Communications in 2009.

  • Speed: Up to 3.0 Mbps
  • Capacity: 7 Gbps
  • Weight of satellite: 4,735kg or 5.2 tons
  • Service launch date: February 2007
WildBlue-1 satellite launching to space on a space craft
WildBlue-1 satellite launching to space on a space craft

WildBlue-1 provides satellite internet over much of North America

Demand for satellite broadband service in 2006 was so great that when WildBlue-1 entered service, monthly sales more than doubled the peak rates of Anik F2. Viasat purchased Denver-based WildBlue Communications in 2009.

  • Speed: Up to 3.0 Mbps
  • Capacity: 7 Gbps
  • Weight of satellite: 4,735kg or 5.2 tons
  • Service launch date: February 2007