DIRECTV/Viasat PerfectVision Roadshow
DIRECTV and Viasat held their roadshow in Little Rock, AK recently. The morning session focused on new DIRECTV and Viasat products and services, marketing opportunities and ways to better engage customers and also how to drive sales.

Viasat and SBCA partnered to teach the afternoon session which focused on installation and ensuring a quality customer experience and was attended by over 30 retailers.

Additional roadshows are scheduled for Charlotte and Sacramento with plans for many more throughout the rest of 2022 and in the future.
Viasat's Mark Dankberg Resumes Chairman & CEO Roles
Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, recently announced that Mark Dankberg, Viasat's co-founder and executive chairman, will resume the roles of chairman and CEO, while current President and CEO Rick Baldridge will assume a newly created vice chairman position. Baldridge will focus on the remaining steps to closing the Inmarsat acquisition, and the organizational integration planning and execution strategy to position the combined companies to achieve the financial and operational objectives underpinning the transaction – including cost, capital, and revenue synergies already identified.

The organization change follows Viasat's recent overwhelming shareholder approval for the acquisition of Inmarsat. Baldridge will also continue to lead Viasat's evaluations of strategic initiatives and certain ongoing organizational initiatives.
Rural Carriers: We Need More Subsidies to Build 5G
Article via SmartBrief

Subsidies amounting to $9 billion will fall far short of the need for 5G connectivity in rural areas, industry groups told the Federal Communications Commission. The Coalition of Rural Wireless Carriers and the Competitive Carriers Association stated that it will take $36 billion to finish the job.