Welcome to the ViaSat Tech Blog

ViaSat’s mission is to connect the world, and for over 30 years we’ve been doing just that. From providing residential broadband internet over satellite, managed enterprise Wi-Fi services, and the world’s best in-flight internet connectivity to consumers to providing trusted, secure, and reliable secure networking and communications solutions to government customers, ViaSat does amazing things every day that have a very real and positive impact for people all over the world.

ViaSat-3 constellation. Artistic rendering.
ViaSat-3 constellation rendering. ViaSat is on track to be the world’s first truly global ISP, and accomplishing this goal will take some truly amazing feats of engineering.

The purpose of this blog is to share stories and lessons learned from engineers that are building this connected future. As engineers, we learn from each other. We grow together. We’ve benefited a lot from a global community of fellow practitioners, so this is our way of sharing some of our knowledge and insights.

We have taken inspiration from the authors of tech blogs at companies like Etsy, Netflix, Facebook, Amazon, and many more.

Like these companies, a lot of the engineering work we do is in software. We do everything from low-level embedded systems development to large-scale distributed systems to cloud computing, machine learning, and big data analytics. We differ from a few of these companies in that we also invent and build a lot of the special hardware and systems that we write our software for – from ASICs and MMICs to RF transceivers and antennas to the communications payloads for our next-generation satellite constellation pictured above. So while most of the articles in this blog may focus on software engineering and computer science topics, we may also spotlight stories about other engineering we do, too. That’s one of the reasons why working here is so exciting – the collaborative and multi-disciplinary teams we have inventing things the world has never seen before.

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