ViaSat consumer broadband subscribers down 10% year on year; waiting for ViaSat-2

by Peter B. de Selding

LOGAN, Utah — Satellite commercial and government satellite broadband hardware and service provider ViaSat Inc. on Aug. 8 reported further subscriber losses for its U.S. consumer broadband service but said per-subscriber revenue growth offset the decline.

For the first time, the company said its subscriber base had been eroded by unlimited-volume 4G/LTE mobile subscription plans and by competitor Hughes Network Systems’ introductory rates accompanying Hughes’s new Jupiter-2 Ka-band broadband satellite.

Also hurting subscriber growth was a change in the way Dish Network, which . . .

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