WildBlue: $30M, Shovel-ready

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Satellite internet provider WildBlue Communications is going after a $30 million slice of stimulus pie, reports Light Reading. About $15M will help subsidize satellite broadband connections for about 10,000 homes in Colorado and Wyoming, while the rest of the money will go for another 10,000 in Arizona that are out of reach of high-speed cable, fiber, and DSL lines.

Lisa Scalpone, WildBlue’s SVP of business development, confirmed to Unstrung that the company has pledged to pitch in $8 million of its own money — $4 million in Colorado/Wyoming and an equal amount for Arizona – toward the project in the form of “in-kind services” and actual dollars.

WildBlue surpassed 400,000 customers this August. In the span of only four years, the company says it has gone from an unknown brand with no customers to the leading provider of high-speed Internet services to rural households in the U.S.

Other satellite providers that could be pitching proposals for stimulus money might include:

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Posted by Sam Churchill on Friday, August 21st, 2009 at 1:36 pm .

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