ViaSat Inc. is a communications company based in Carlsbad, California, with additional operations across the United States and worldwide. ViaSat is a provider of high-speed satellite broadband services and secure networking systems covering military and commercial markets. ViaSat is ranked on the SpaceNews Top 50 space companies and is also included on the Defense News list of Top 100 defense companies. ViaSat owns and operates Exede Internet, a satellite Internet provider for over 657,000 households. ViaSat launched its satellite, ViaSat-1, in 2011, and its second satellite, ViaSat-2, will launch in Q1 2017. ViaSat was co-founded in May 1986 by Mark Dankberg, Mark Miller and Steve Hart. Mark Dankberg became chief executive officer and Mark Miller and Steve Hart became chief technical officers. ViaSat received venture capital financing of $300,000 from Southern California Ventures. In December of 1996, ViaSat had its initial public offering(IPO). The company offered $20 million in stock to the public, leaving the founders with 28 percent of the company and venture capital backers with 20 percent. The acquisition of the satellite networking business of Scientific-Atlanta for $75 million in cash in 2000 helped ViaSat to focus on providing technology for interactive services to businesses. ViaSat launched a spin-off company, TrellisWare Technology, in 2000. The self-funded company focuses on solutions for ground communications problems.
Highest paying job titles at ViaSat include Software Engineer, System Integration and Test Engineer, and Systems Engineer