ViaSat Acquires WildBlue
The deal will help WildBlue break out from its slowing growth and it will enable ViaSat to enter the consumer market with a hefty 400,000 WildBlue subscribers under its belt.
"WildBlue and ViaSat have been close partners for nearly a decade and today's announcement is the logical next step," said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat's chairman and CEO, in a statement. "By integrating ViaSat-1 and its ground network technology into the WildBlue operational and distribution platform, we believe we can meaningfully reduce our operational execution risks."
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