anik f2 satellite

Anik F2 satellite

At the time of its launch, Anik F2 offered a higher-speed option to dial-up internet service

woman conneting to internet for work through anik f2 satellite

WildBlue was one of several services hosted on the Anik F2 satellite

Launched by Telesat Canada, Anik F2 was the heaviest commercial telecommunications satellite ever launched (at the time). WildBlue internet service —a Viasat precursor — from Anik F2 offered speeds more than 30 times faster than dial-up.

  • Speed: Up to 1.5 Mbps
  • Capacity: 2 Gbps
  • Weight of satellite: 5,950 kg or 13,117 lbs
  • Service launch date: June 2005