Sandler Partners Becomes Master Agent of Viasat’s Business Internet Services

Sandler Partners’ 7,000+ Sales Partners Can Now Offer Viasat’s Satellite Broadband Connectivity to More Businesses Throughout the U.S.

CARLSBAD, California –  December 11, 2018 – Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced a new Master Agent agreement with Sandler Partners, America’s fastest growing distributor of connectivity and cloud services. Through this partnership, more Sandler Partners’ more than 7,000 sales partners will have immediate access to Viasat's full suite of business internet services for both primary and/or backup connectivity.

“Sandler Partners is known for delivering solutions to large, multi-location enterprises,” said Alan Sandler, founder and managing partner for Sandler Partners. “ViaSat-2 satellite services for business deliver an empowering option for our sales partners to offer broadband speeds to business locations that have traditionally struggled to source the bandwidth necessary for today’s increasingly complex business communications and IT services needs, including cloud-based business applications like voice, SD-WAN, data backup, video, back-end operations and point-of-sale transactions.”

The Viasat business service is offered in a variety of unlimited and metered data plans with download speed options ranging from 35 Megabits per second (Mbps) across most of the U.S. up to 100 Mbps in select areas. The high-quality satellite internet service can fill broadband coverage gaps where business customers want assured, reliable, high-speed broadband communications. Additionally, the Viasat satellite internet service gives businesses access to a diverse, resilient secondary connection for business continuity and SD-WAN implementations. Service installation typically takes place within three to five days of ordering, giving business customers the ability to quickly deploy and use Viasat's fast, reliable connectivity service.

“Viasat can help unlock a number of new sales opportunities for Sandler Partners agents nationwide,” said Cody Catalena, vice president and general manager, Global Business Solutions, Viasat. “From delivering broadband internet to businesses requiring a high quality of service to providing a broadband connection as a redundancy service to protect against costly downtime, Sandler Partners now has a new way to meet the needs of its business customers.”

About Viasat

Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit:

About Sandler Partners

Sandler Partners is America’s Fastest Growing Distributor of Connectivity & Cloud Services. In 2018, Sandler Partners was named to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies for the ninth straight year. Over the years, we’ve expanded beyond our telecom roots to also deliver best-in-class cloud, colo, mobility and continuity solutions from 200+ suppliers through a network of more than 7,000 expert technology sales partners — agents, VARs and MSPs — to thousands of small, medium and enterprise organizations nationwide. For more information, visit