DIRECTV will soon allow customers to bundle video and high-speed Internet services no matter where they live throughout the United States, through new partnerships with ViaSat and Hughes. The broadband satellite services include Exede by ViaSat, and HughesNet Gen4 which offer speeds of over 10 Mbps. DIRECTV partners with companies such as Verizon, AT&T and Century Link to package internet, TV and phone services, but were not able to offer bundles in all areas of the country. DIRECTV says the bundle options will reach previously unserved areas later this year.
DIRECTV customers will be able to bundle their video and high-speed Internet services, no matter where they live in the United States, through new agreements with satellite broadband providers ViaSat and Hughes.
“We look forward to offering every single DIRECTV customer access to fast, affordable broadband options through DIRECTV, no matter where they live”
DIRECTV will offer the Exede℠ by ViaSat and Hughes’ HughesNet® Gen4 next-generation satellite broadband services, with speeds of over 10 Mbps, to its customers living in mostly unserved, rural areas later this year. This new offering, coupled with already available triple-play bundles with Verizon, AT&T, Century Link and other telco providers, means that any DIRECTV customer in the U.S. will now be able to get bundled pricing.
Customers who sign up for satellite broadband through DIRECTV will be able to take advantage of certain special offers beginning later this year. More details on the offers and marketing plans will be made available closer to launch.
“We look forward to offering every single DIRECTV customer access to fast, affordable broadband options through DIRECTV, no matter where they live,” said Oswin Eleonora, senior vice president, Emerging Markets, DIRECTV. “With greatly improved capacity and speeds, satellite broadband services provided by ViaSat and Hughes will fully support our customers’ connected home experience, enabling them to access a host of features like YouTube, Pandora, social TV apps, and more than 7,000 VOD titles.”