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by DrStrangLov 12:04AM Saturday Feb 16 2013
When it comes to broadband most Americas get at least 90 percent of what they pay for and those with fiber to the home or satellite may get even more.

»gigaom.com/2013/02/14/some-broad···tellite/

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by seagreen 05:29PM Friday Sep 21 2007
Several satellite broadband resellers tell us that satellite broadband company Wild Blue may be halting new orders in several States, apparently because they're struggling with capacity. Resellers state that the ISP has stopped (or will soon stop) taking new orders in Ohio, Michigan, Iowa, Louisiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Northern Indiana and parts of Texas. Existing customers will not be impacted, according to vendors.

More here: »Wild Blue Having Capacity Issues?

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by seagreen 11:08PM Monday Aug 27 2007
SkyReport: »www.skyreport.com/

SATELLITE -- WildBlue told its dealers late last week that after it announced the Sept. 1 suspension of new orders on three southern spot beams, the company "experienced an unexpected spike in order activity. As a result, we are above 90 percent in all three beams when you include pending orders." Due to the unexpected activity, WildBlue said it would need to accelerate the new order suspension to begin today at 6 p.m. MST. Once all pending orders are installed, the company said it will re-evaluate the capacity of those beams to determine if there is availability for additional customers.

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by seagreen 11:08PM Wednesday Jun 27 2007
SkyReport.Com June 27, 2007

The Progressive Farmer magazine knows rural America. And WildBlue knows how to hook those rural Americans up with broadband internet.
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by seagreen 01:42PM Monday Jun 04 2007
Via SkyReport: 4-June-07

WildBlue Responds to SkyREPORT 'Letter'

A letter to the editor which appeared in last week's SkyREPORT has ruffled some feathers at WildBlue Communications, and now the company is speaking out in defense of its products and services.

The issue began when WildBlue officials read in SkyREPORT a letter to the editor from one of it's independent installers claiming the company was "wrong" for charging customers service charges for faulty equipment.
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by seagreen 10:03AM Wednesday May 09 2007

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by seagreen 02:57PM Friday Mar 23 2007
As read on www.skyreports.com


It's been a long time in the making, but WildBlue Communications is finally expanding operations. With the company's new WildBlue-1 satellite going hot this week, the broadband internet by satellite company will more than triple its customer capacity, making services available to at least 750,000 consumers.
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by seagreen 07:32AM Friday Nov 10 2006
As read on www.skyreports.com


SATELLITE -- Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) has delivered WildBlue-1 to the Arianespace spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it is scheduled for launch in early December. According to the company, WB-1 is one of the first commercial all Ka-band satellites and will enable WildBlue Communications to triple its customer capacity in the U.S. In other news, the Russian-built Proton Breeze M vehicle provided by International Launch Services (ILS) successfully launched a satellite this week carrying DTH, voice and broadband services across the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe.

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by PetDude 03:48PM Monday Oct 30 2006
As read on www.skyreports.com

SATELLITE -- Arianspaces' fifth and final Ariane 5 satellite set to launch this year has started its build-up at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. The mission - set for a December liftoff - will involve two spacecraft for U.S. operators. Scheduled for launch will be WildBlue Communication's WildBlue-1 and SES Americom's AMC-18.

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by wysiwyg2 03:52PM Monday Oct 23 2006
As Read on www.skyreports.com


When EchoStar unveiled plans to have its DISH Network pair with WildBlue's satellite broadband to offer high speed internet access, the company hoped the news would appease not only rural subscribers, but urban Streeters as well. And although the new service will offer customers another reliable source for broadband internet, analysts are saying the deal isn't as sweet as perceived.
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by wysiwyg2 03:43PM Friday Oct 20 2006
As Read on www.skyreport.com


EchoStar has launched the "DISH Network High-Speed Internet powered by WildBlue," a satellite-delivered broadband service. The offering will be bundled with the company's small dish video product.
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by wysiwyg2 05:12AM Thursday Oct 19 2006
As read on www.skyreports.com


INSTALLATION -- WildBlue Communications created a Field Operations Installer Reward Program designed to recognize excellent performance by company installers and independent or contract dealers. The program is designed to increase the number of WildBlue installations that either meet or exceed all of company's requirements through monthly regional and national awards. For more information, see today's coverage in SkyRETAILER at »www.skyretailer.com

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by wysiwyg2 10:00AM Friday Sep 29 2006
As read on www.skyreports.com


WildBlue Communication's business arm, WildBlue Enterprise Solutions, entered into a partnership with EchoSat Communications Group to supply the internet-via-satellite company's high speed network with EchoSat's Secure Payments Gateway SM (SPG). The SPG solution, according to the companies, provides merchants, retailers and other small businesses with a managed solution for their point of sale (POS), credit card and ATM machines, and other dial-up or serial devices.
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by wysiwyg2 05:36PM Wednesday Aug 23 2006
As read on www.skyreports.com


FINANCIAL -- WildBlue Communications completed a $350 million debt financing led by Liberty Media and Tennenbaum Capital Partners. The $350 million of secured financing enhances the company's capital structure and provides additional capital to fund the continuing growth of WildBlue's broadband business.

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by wysiwyg2 07:39PM Sunday Aug 20 2006
As Read on www.skyreports.com


Broadband internet provider WildBlue Communications is partnering with Xplornet - the national reseller for Telesat Canada's Ka-band service, to offer the company's high-speed, two-way satellite-dellivered products and services to businesses across Canada. Xplornet, a brand of Barrett Xplore Inc., is Canada's largest wireless broadband service provider.

Under the agreement, WildBlue Enterprise Solutions' value-added resellers (VAR) will operate on a wholesale basis as Xplornet VARs to offer Canadian business customers a similar Ka-band service to utilize on Telesat's AnikF2 satellite with WildBlue.

In a statement that may sound familiar to some, Xplornet delivers fast, affordable, high-speed internet access to communities across Canada that are unserved by other broadband providers or underserved by dial-up, WildBlue said.

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by wysiwyg2 03:07PM Saturday Aug 12 2006
As read on www.skyreports.com


While talk had surfaced among WildBlue dealers and installers that its Riverside Gateway was in some sort of trouble, company officials are saying the rumors of its demise are greatly exaggerated.

WildBlue-certified dealers began to express their concern after the company announced it was suspending new sales orders in the Northern California region - despite the fact that more than 1,000 pending orders are waiting to be installed, the company said.
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by wysiwyg2 08:34PM Monday Jun 19 2006
As read on www.skyreport.com


WildBlue CEO David Leonard told a crowd at satellite show ISCe 2006 last week that everything is on schedule or the launch of the company's first satellite, WildBlue 1, a flight scheduled for the fourth quarter.

At the moment, WildBlue utilizes Ka-Band spot beam capacity on Telesat Canada's Anik F2 satellite, which was launched by Arianespace in July 2004.
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by wysiwyg2 04:24PM Thursday Jun 08 2006
As read on www.skyreports.com


This week, the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative took the wraps off "WildBlue U." The program provides training, sales and marketing experience as well as a paid internship to college students while they help bring high-speed internet access to underserved areas. NRTC said 28 electric and telecommunications utilities in 17 states are participating in the program. More on the effort can be found at »www.localwildblue.com.

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by wysiwyg2 05:06AM Tuesday May 09 2006
As Read on www.skyreport.com

WildBlue Communications signed a non-exclusive agreement with AT&T in which the telco will sell the satellite broadband service.

Through the agreement, AT&T will sell WildBlue's service later in the month, under the brand name "AT&T High Speed Internet Access, powered by WildBlue." WildBlue will provide equipment management, installation and distribution services to AT&T for its satellite service customers.

AT&T said it would announce further details and ordering information on the service later this month.

The WildBlue service will continue to be available through participating National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative members, retail dealers and directly from WildBlue.

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by wysiwyg2 07:31AM Saturday Apr 29 2006
As read on www.skyreports.com


Satellite broadband provider WildBlue Communications named Mike Casullo chief information officer. In his position, Casullo will be responsible for developing and managing WildBlue's information systems and applications.
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