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Digital inclusion is the heart of our mission

See how Viasat goes beyond the connection to help bridge the digital divide — sustainably and affordably

Digital inclusion unlocks opportunity for the world

Digital inclusion is directly linked to equity and inclusion by providing access to health care, education, and economic opportunity, and improving nearly every aspect of life — but to date, around half the world is either unserved or underserved with access to high-quality, affordable internet. 2.7 billion people remain unconnected because the internet in their area is unreliable, inadequate, too expensive — or simply not available where they live. 

 

Viasat believes everyone and everything can be connected. Along with several key partners, we’re delivering high-quality, affordable bandwidth to unserved and underserved communities worldwide. When, where, and how it’s needed most. It’s our mission. It's our business. And it's our legacy.

a woman using a tablet for a telehealth appointment, connected by Viasat satellite internet

Digital inclusion across Viasat

While digital inclusion is part of nearly every aspect of our business, these are some of our key activities having the most significant impact to help bridge the digital divide:

Social impact. Viasat donates internet service, and in some cases, laptops and solar power, to unserved organizations and schools.

Employee skills-based volunteering. Viasat's skills-based volunteering program integrates our commitment to community, technology, and people to bring out the best of Viasat to unlock opportunities for others.

Partnerships. Viasat is the satellite internet provider to many of 19Labs telehealth clinics., helping provide remote care to schools and communities. Viasat also partners with Microsoft’s Airband Initiative to help increase internet availability for 5 million people across Africa and an additional 5 million worldwide by 2025.

Disaster recovery. Viasat can rapidly deploy satellite connectivity to assist with critical rapid response and ongoing-recovery operations and help restore necessary infrastructure.

Viasat Prepaid Internet. We provide internet to the home for as little as $5/month for communities with no or limited options.

Viasat Home Internet. We deliver reliable internet with speeds up to 100Mbps for people living in unserved or underserved communities.

A Viasat volunteer  helping bridge the digital divide by connecting schoolchildren with online educational resources

Latest digital inclusion and digital divide news

  • For the Martinez family, internet access has been transformative
  • Making digital inclusion a reality for underserved communities in Brazil
  • Empowering indigenous women through digital literacy education
  • Viasat employees teaching digital literacy in rural Mexico
  • Viasat plans to help create digital inclusion in Nigeria
  • Viasat and Microsoft partner to help bridge global digital divide
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