ViaSat: Rural WiFi, aero connectivity, defense to take increased share of our bandwidth

by Peter B. de Selding

Highlights from Feb. 8 conference call:

—ViaSat-2 enters service starting week of Feb. 12, nationwide service by end-Feb.

—ViaSat-2 antenna issue to reduce throughput by 13%; no material effect on service or business model, which was never based on 100% of capacity.

— Company expects ViaSat-2 will be much less residential-broadband focused than the 9095% of ViaSat-1 as rural WiFi, in-flight connectivity, military applications grow.

— Government systems growth continues to drive growth for now.

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