Viasat Extends COVID-19 Support for U.S. Residential and Small Business Customers in Need
Reaffirms Company’s Commitment to the FCC’s Keep America Connected Initiative CARLSBAD, Calif., May 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced it would extend its commitment to keep residential and small business customers connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis.
Through June 30, Viasat will extend its FCC’s Keep America Connected Initiative pledge to: not terminate internet service to any residential or small business customer because of an inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic; waive internet late fees that any residential or small business customer incurs because of their economic circumstances related to the coronavirus pandemic; and keep open its business internet Wi-Fi hotspots, in conjunction with partners, located primarily in small businesses, state parks and campground locations.
Mark Dankberg, chairman and CEO of Viasat commented, “We’re committed to do our part to support our customers during this difficult time. By extending our pledge, we can alleviate customers’ worries about losing essential services, like the internet, and ensure our customers can continue to work, learn and stay on top of daily life from home.”
For more information on Viasat’s COVID-19 response, please visit our blog site: here.
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat’s Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include among others, statements about Viasat’s commitment and response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: risks associated with the operation of the satellite used to supply these services, including the effect of any anomaly, operational failure or degradation in satellite performance; and changes in relationships with, or the financial condition of, key customers or suppliers;. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including Viasat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Viasat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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Chris Phillips, Corporate Communications & Public Relations, +1 760-476-2322, Christina.Phillips@viasat.com; June Harrison, Investor Relations, 760-476-2633, IR@viasat.com