ViaSat Breaks Ground on New Corporate Campus

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As of Jan. 19, ViaSat broke ground on their new 89,000 sq. foot corporate campus in ATLAS. The project represents an initial capital investment of well more than $20,000,000. Furthermore, ViaSat plans to create 150 new jobs and an annual payroll of $9,600,000.

ViaSat, Inc. is a global broadband services and technology company and it ensures consumers, businesses, governments, and military personnel have communications access on the ground or in-flight. The company’s innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally.

ATLAS, an extension of and adjacent to the acclaimed Traditions Club and Community, is the only master-planned community in Texas created for companies engaged in health and wellness and technological fields. ATLAS offers a thriving planned community chock-full of lifestyle, employment, and outdoor opportunities, including The Stella Hotel.

ViaSat’s decision to locate its Texas corporate campus in the Research Valley after its 2014 acquisition of NetNearU of Bryan represents the company’s future.

The Research Valley Partnership is a public-private economic development corporation serving the citizens of Brazos County.  The Partnership pursues economic growth in the county without regard to jurisdiction through its programs, services, and initiatives to help launch, grow, and locate companies in Brazos County, such as ViaSat.

For more information, visit www.viasat.com and www.atlastx.com.