Tuesday, May 8, 2007

AT&T and WildBlue Expand Satellite Access Service

AT&T announced an expansion of its broadband satellite service across its 22-state wireline footprint. The service is offered in partnership with WildBlue Communications. The announcement marks first-time satellite Internet service availability from AT&T for consumers in the former BellSouth nine-state region, and substantially increases availability to areas not addressed in the company's previous launch of satellite-based broadband Internet to residential customers in AT&T's traditional 13-state service territory.



  • In March 2007, WildBlue Communications began offering Internet access services using its new Ka-band spot beam satellite, WildBlue-1. The new satellite allows WildBlue to more than triple its customer capacity, making high-speed Internet service available to more than 750,000 rural consumers throughout the continental United States. WildBlue expects that the additional capacity accessible on WildBlue-1 will be available to all areas of the contiguous United States by the second quarter of 2007. WildBlue will also continue to utilize its capacity on Anik F2, alongside WildBlue-1.

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