Broadband Internet Service Now Available In Madison Through New Satellite

Denver, Colorado—  WildBlue announced that it began offering high-speed Internet via satellite service in Madison through its new satellite, WildBlue-1, earlier today. WildBlue provides high-speed Internet access via satellite to homes and small businesses in Madison not currently served, or underserved, by other high speed providers.  WildBlue launched commercial service via the Anik F2 satellite in June of 2005, and currently has over 130,000 customers nationwide.

WildBlue-1 will allow WildBlue to more than triple its customer capacity, making high-speed Internet service available to more than 750,000 rural consumers throughout the continental United States.  WildBlue will also continue to utilize its capacity on Anik F2, alongside WildBlue-1

WildBlue offers fast, reliable Internet service in three service packages to consumers and small businesses across the contiguous U.S. for as little as $49.95 per month. WildBlue features download speeds of up to 1.5Mbps, competitive with other high-speed services available in the market today.   All packages include Internet Service Provider (ISP) services such as e-mail and Web space, the WildBlue Portal (featuring the latest news, information and entertainment), customer care, and an equipment warranty.   WildBlue’s equipment is available for $299 and certified professional installation is free.   

To celebrate this service expansion, new WildBlue customers will receive one month of any service package free of charge in the months of April and May.

“WildBlue is eager to offer its high-speed Internet via satellite service to consumers in Madison who have been waiting for an alternative to dial-up,” said Brad Greenwald, WildBlue Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “We continue to be the leader in affordable high-speed Internet, and we are committed to making broadband Internet access available to every consumer and small business in Madison.”

An always-on broadband Internet connection, WildBlue’s service offers access speeds that are up to thirty times faster than dial-up.  WildBlue’s two-way broadband service provides high-speed data in both directions, upstream and downstream.  Customers do not need an additional phone or cable line in order to receive broadband Internet service from WildBlue.

WildBlue’s fast, reliable Internet service is available by calling 1-866-WILDBLUE
(1-866-945-3258) or by visiting for information on local dealers.

About WildBlue
WildBlue Communications, Inc. was established to provide broadband access to consumers and small offices in rural areas and small cities.  Service is available in the contiguous United States.  More information on the company is available at