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|Viasat Inc was incorporated in California in 1986, and subsequently reincorporated in Delaware in 1996. The Company provides high-speed fixed and mobile broadband services, satellite and wireless networks and secure networking systems, products and services. It conducts its business through three segments: satellite services, commercial networks and government systems. Its satellite services segment provides retail and wholesale satellite-based broadband internet services for its consumer, enterprise and mobile broadband customers in the United States. In October 2011, its new Ka-band spot-beam satellite, ViaSat-1, was successfully launched into orbit. The main services offered by its satellite services segment are comprised of: Retail and Wholesale Broadband Satellite Services and Mobile Broadband Services. Its commercial networks segment develops and produces a variety of advanced end-to-end satellite communication systems and ground networking equipment and products that address five key market segments: consumer, enterprise, in-flight, maritime and ground mobile applications. Its government systems segment develops and produces network-centric IP-based secure government communications systems, products, services and solutions, which are designed to enable the collection and dissemination of secure real-time digital information between command centers, communications nodes and air defense systems. Customers of its government systems segment include the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), armed forces, public safety first-responders and remote government employees. In its satellite services and commercial networks segments, The Company competes with Astrium, AT&T, CenturyLink, Clearwire, Earthlink, Frontier, Gilat, EchoStar (Hughes Communications), iDirect Technologies, Inmarsat, Panasonic, Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), Thales and Verizon. In government systems segment, it compete with manufacturers of defense electronics products, systems or subsystems, such as BAE Systems, General Dynamics, Harris, L-3 Communications, Rockwell Collins and similar companies. The Company is subject to export control laws and regulations, and trade and economic sanctions laws and regulations, with respect to the export of such systems and equipment. As a government contractor, it is subject to U.S. procurement laws and regulations.|
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