DirecTV customers will be able to bundle their video and high-speed Internet services, no matter where they live in the US, through new agreements with satellite broadband providers ViaSat and Hughes.
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 US 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.
“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.”