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November 29, 2022
Granite Telecommunications and Viasat are partnering to deliver satellite-based internet service over Viasat’s global satellite network to markets across the U.S. Founded 20 years ago, Granite has grown to a $1.8 billion company. It provides advanced communications solutions to more than 650,000 locations, including more than two-thirds of Fortune 100 companies.
Granite’s Rob Hale
Rob Hale is Granite president and CEO.
“We are excited to work with Viasat to deliver secure, reliable satellite internet service to locations throughout the country, including underserved communities where access and cost barriers have put high-speed internet out of reach,” Hale said. “Viasat’s expansive coverage footprint supports Granite in bridging the coverage gap for those customers virtually anywhere in the U.S.”
Through its arrangement with Viasat, Granite offers satellite internet service at broadband speeds to 99% of the country. This includes even in the most difficult to reach rural areas. This allows Granite to provide coverage for all customer locations, ensuring no site is without reliable, affordable internet access. In addition, Granite offers flexibility with a month-to-month option. This gives Granite customers the opportunity to customize plans to meet the unique demands of their businesses. It offers a seamless, single-source solution, the company said.
Viasat installs its satellite internet typically in three to five days. Consequently, high-speed internet is up and running almost immediately for Granite customers. Suitable for both primary and secondary connections, Viasat’s satellites deliver fast internet to power an array of critical business applications. For customers in need of an affordable and truly diverse secondary connection, Viasat says its satellite network ensures businesses stay connected to critical operations when primary connections are disconnected by outages, disasters or local infrastructure issues.
Viasat’s Wayne Parrish
Wayne Parrish is head of U.S. sales at Viasat.
“We’re proud to collaborate with Granite to provide satellite-based high-speed internet to businesses across the country, including hard-to-reach regions,” Parrish said. “Our relationship with Granite provides businesses an opportunity to take advantage of the benefits of broadband internet.”
Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.
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